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This site is intended for US audiences only.

REVLIMID is a prescription medicine used to treat people with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) when the disease comes back or becomes worse after treatment with two prior medicines, one of which included bortezomib. MCL is a cancer of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes that are in the lymph nodes.
REVLIMID should not be used to treat people who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) unless they are participants in a controlled clinical trial. It is not known if REVLIMID is safe and effective in children.

Working with your healthcare team

Hypothetical REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) patient with MCL (mantle cell lymphoma) and a loved one holding hands while smiling


When starting treatment with REVLIMID, you will probably have questions about what to expect. Your healthcare team is your first source of information and can address many of your questions.

Since you received your diagnosis, your doctor may have been the person you talked with the most. But there are other members of your team who may be able to help you during treatment. They all are knowledgeable in certain areas. And together they can provide you with a lot of information.

Nurses play an important role in your care. They provide information about your condition and treatment, and they monitor you for side effects. You may also have a nurse practitioner managing your overall care. Your nurses may be the people you talk with most about your questions and concerns.

You will get REVLIMID through a specialty pharmacy that is part of the Lenalidomide REMS program. The pharmacist can answer questions you may have about your medicine.

Social workers may be able to offer you counseling and help you find support groups or resources where you live. If you need additional support, the social worker may help to identify other healthcare professionals such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. They are trained to help people cope with their emotions and concerns.

Cancer and/or its treatment may make it difficult to get enough of the calories, proteins, vitamins, and minerals that the body needs. A registered dietitian or nutritionist can help you select a diet that may help you meet your nutritional needs.

Come prepared with questions.

One of the best ways for you to learn more about REVLIMID is by asking your doctor or nurse questions. This can help you understand your disease and treatment.

Below are sample questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse about REVLIMID.

  • What is REVLIMID?
  • What results can I expect from treatment with REVLIMID?
  • When can I expect a response with REVLIMID?
  • How will I know REVLIMID is working?
  • How long will I have to take REVLIMID?
  • What are the most important things I need to know about REVLIMID?
  • What should I expect while taking REVLIMID?
  • How do I store REVLIMID capsules?
  • How often should I come in for follow-up visits while on REVLIMID?
  • What can I expect at my follow-up visits?

  • What are the possible side effects of REVLIMID?
  • What should I do if I experience side effects while taking REVLIMID?
  • Does REVLIMID interact with any other medications?
  • Do I need to let other doctors know that I am taking REVLIMID?

Before you take REVLIMID, tell your healthcare provider about your medical conditions. For example, if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have kidney problems or receive kidney dialysis treatment
  • have thyroid problems
  • are lactose intolerant. REVLIMID contains lactose
  • are breastfeeding. REVLIMID must not be used by females who are breastfeeding. It is not known if REVLIMID passes into your breast milk and can harm your baby

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. REVLIMID and other medicines may affect each other, causing serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking any new medicines. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist.