How Long Does Revlimid Stay In Your System

rosebud Says:

Just wanted to know how long before this drug is completely out of my husband's system?

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Verwon Says:

Revlimid contains the active ingredient Lenalidomide, it is most commonly used to treat Myeloma.

If he was taking it and experienced bad side effects or problems, it can take several weeks, before it's completly processed out of his body and he sees improvement. Generally, some should be seen about 2 weeks after he stops taking it, but some symptoms can linger for a month or so.

Are there any other questions?

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Lennie Says:

I have just stopped taking Lenalidomide. How long will it be before I get my taste buds back?

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Lennie Says:

Update: I have stopped taking Lenalidomide for 3 and a half weeks now. My taste buds are showing signs of improvement but are still noticeable. How long before my taste buds get back to normal?

My energy levels are also improving since I stopped taking the Lenalidomide, but I have swelling in my feet and ankles for which my consultant has prescribed Flurosamide to remove the water retention which is not really helping.

Any comments?

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Lennie Says:

Update: After 6 weeks off the Lenalidomide I can see distinct improvement in my energy levels such as easier to go up the stairs. No real side effects. On medical advice just started to increase the Flurosamide to 1.5 of 40mg a day to try and reduce the ankle swelling. Nothing yet but we will see. My taste buds have improved but still there and bothering me as I am not really enjoying my food. When should the taste buds return to normal?

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Gene Poole Says:

I have been taking Revlimid for eight years due to MM. Current dose is 10 MG per day for 21 days then 7 days off. My spouse is afraid to be in any physical contact with me when taking the drug due to side effects such as cancer, etc. How long must I stop taking Revlimid to clear it completely out of my system?

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Gene Poole Says:

Since my Revlimid schedule is 21 days on, 10 days off, it will never be totally out of my system. I may have to take a chance and stop using it to improve my quality of life. I will check with my doctor in a few weeks to discuss any other options.

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koilou Says:

She cannot get cancer from you!
You should not make babies, unless you are 3 months off Revlimid. It is a close relative of Talidomide taken in Europe against morning sickness. It was very effective for that, but cause serious birth defects.

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Lennie Says:

I have now stopped taking Lenolidimide for 8 months and I still have impaired taste. Is there anything I can do to improve my taste

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Lennie Says:

Re: Lennie (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

I was diagnosed with Myeloma and Amyloidosis in April 2016 and part of my medication was Revlimid which I took for 9 months. Fortunately my condition improved to such an extent that I came off the medication in December 2016. We are now in September 2017 and I still have taste impairment whereby I get depressed because being a foody I don't enjoy my food anymore. When will my taste return. Has anyone experienced this problem?

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Skybow Says:

I am a woman on Revlimid and want to find out if it's possible for my husband to suffer from any side effects associated with this medication during sexual intercourse?

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Lennie Says:

I have AL Amyloidosis and Myeloma but am in remission at the moment. I stopped taking various drugs including Revlimid in December 2016 but over 1 year later I still have taste impairment. Can I do anything to get my taste buds back?

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Lennie Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

I have been off all medication for Amyloidosis including Revlimid since December 2016 and I am still having problems with my taste buds. Food etc seems tasteless. My consultant says it will correct itself but still bothering me. Any advice gratefully received . Lennie

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Dominic Says:

4yrs revlamid taste buds gone but when Dex they cm back for couple of days. And I eat my butt off

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Steve Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Does it cause fatigue?

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