Understanding the RevAssist® Program
REVLIMID is only available under a restricted distribution program called RevAssist®. Here's how it works:
Females who can become pregnant must agree to use 2 different forms of effective birth control at the same time for 4 weeks before starting, while taking, during any breaks (interruptions) in treatment with, and for 4 weeks after stopping REVLIMID® (lenalidomide).
- If you are a woman who can become pregnant, you must have 2 pregnancy tests that show you are not pregnant before starting REVLIMID
- Once treatment has started and during dose interruptions, pregnancy testing for women who can become pregnant should occur weekly during the first 4 weeks of use, then pregnancy testing should be repeated every 4 weeks in women with regular menstrual cycles. If menstrual cycles are irregular, the pregnancy testing should occur every 2 weeks
- If pregnancy does occur during REVLIMID treatment, REVLIMID must be discontinued immediately
- If you become pregnant while taking REVLIMID, stop taking it right away and call your healthcare provider
- Lenalidomide is contraindicated in pregnant women and women capable of becoming pregnant. Females of childbearing potential may be treated with lenalidomide provided adequate precautions are taken to avoid pregnancy
- REVLIMID can pass into human semen. Males, including those who have had a vasectomy, must use a latex condom during any sexual contact with a pregnant female or a female that can become pregnant. Males must do this while taking REVLIMID, during any breaks (interruptions) in your treatment with REVLIMID, and for 4 weeks after stopping REVLIMID. (If you or your partner are allergic to latex, please consult with your healthcare provider)
The documents listed below contain important information about REVLIMID® and describe the requirements of RevAssist®. Click a title
Patient Medication Guide
Read the Patient Medication Guide before you start taking REVLIMID®
, and each time you get a new prescription.
Important Information for Men and Women Taking REVLIMID®
There are special precautions for all patients taking REVLIMID®
, and some of the requirements of the RevAssist®
program are different for men and women.
RevAssist® Guide to Patient Surveys
Before your healthcare professional can write a prescription for REVLIMID®
, you need to complete a brief, confidential telephone survey. This guide explains the process for you.
This is the web version of a booklet developed by Planned Parenthood. Please consult with your healthcare professional for further information.
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