Thalidomide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Thalidomide?

(tha LI doe mide)

• This medicine is used to treat Behçet's syndrome.

• This medicine is used to treat graft versus host reactions after bone marrow transplant.

• This medicine is used to treat lupus.

This medicine is used to treat mouth sores.

• This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma.

• This medicine is used to treat skin symptoms of leprosy.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 1 month after stopping.

• If you have HIV infection, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) or other medicines and natural products that slow your actions and reactions.

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