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Revlimid Uses

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can use Revlimid. However, in clinical studies, older adults were more likely to experience serious Revlimid side effects, including blood clots, an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), and kidney problems. Therefore, older adults may need to be closely monitored when taking this medication.

Off-Label Uses for Revlimid

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Revlimid for treating something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Possible off-label uses of Revlimid include the treatment of:
Please note that the use of Revlimid for CLL outside of a clinical trial is discouraged, due to the risk of tumor flare reactions. Also, one study of Revlimid for CLL in older adults was stopped before completion because the drug did not appear to be helping much, but was increasing the risk of death, compared to another drug. 
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