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Dexamethasone With Thalidomide

Thalidomide (Thalomid®) is a prescription medication approved for use in combination with dexamethasone to treat a certain type of bone marrow cancer known as multiple myeloma. Although this treatment is not a cure for this disease, it can help delay the time until the disease progresses.
When treating multiple myeloma, the recommended dose of thalidomide is typically 200 mg taken once daily, preferably at bedtime. Thalidomide is given in combination with dexamethasone in 28-day treatment cycles. The usual dexamethasone dose is 40 mg taken once daily on days 1 through 4, 9 through 12, and 17 through 20 of each cycle.
(For more information, click Thalidomide Dosage. This article provides more dosing information on this drug, with helpful tips on how to get the most out of each dose.)
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