Thalidomide can be compared with the Phoenix that rose from the ashes according to Greek Mythology. A drug that was banned 50 years ago after the infamous ‘thalidomide babies’ case.

Thalidomide can be compared with the Phoenix that rose from the ashes according to Greek Mythology. A drug that was banned 50 years ago after the infamous ‘thalidomide babies’ case, emerged  as a very effective option many years later for Multiple Myeloma, a haematological malignancy. However, female patients should not be pregnant when the drug is started and effective birth control measures should be practiced during treatment with thalidomide.

 

Indications:

  • In combination with dexamethasone is indicated for the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
  • For the acute treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL)
  • As monotherapy for such ENL treatment in the presence of moderate to severe neuritis
  • As maintenance therapy for prevention and suppression of the cutaneous manifestations of ENL recurrence

 

Generic Name

Strength

Standard

Type

Packing

Pack Size

Thalidomide

50mg

USP

Capsules

Strips

10s

Thalidomide

100mg

USP

Capsules

Strips

10s