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This site is intended for US audiences only.

REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) is a prescription medicine, used to treat adults with multiple myeloma (MM) in combination with the medicine dexamethasone, or as maintenance treatment after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (a type of stem cell transplant that uses your own stem cells). 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.

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Patients aren’t
the only ones
impacted by multiple myeloma

Patients aren’t
the only ones
impacted by multiple myeloma

Being a caregiver

By supporting a friend or family member diagnosed with multiple myeloma or receiving REVLIMID, you may have a positive impact on their treatment journey—for all the moments that matter.

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Practical tips for caregivers

There is no “one way” to be a caregiver.
Here are some helpful tips:

Be patient with your loved one.

Multiple myeloma may be stressful for patients, and they may not know how to talk about it. When he or she is ready to talk, let your loved one set the tone and topic of the conversation. One of the best ways to support them during this time is to stay positive, be there to listen, and keep an open mind.

Others want to help—let them.

It’s important to know that you are not alone in this journey. There are things others can do to help. When asking others for help, first ask if they would like to share in some of the caregiving tasks. Then, clearly explain the task needed, what would be most helpful to you, and what’s most helpful to your loved one.

Be there when you’re needed.

Completing tasks and taking care of oneself can provide a sense of dignity and independence, something your loved one may want to keep for as long as possible. Don’t assume that you need to take over right away. Pay attention to how they are feeling; you may need to step in more when they are feeling poorly.

Caring for yourself is important, too.

tips for Taking care of yourself

It’s easy to become focused on your loved
one’s needs and forget about your own.

Make time to focus on yourself and activities you enjoy.

Monitor your own health, particularly if you have your own medical issues.

Understand your employer’s policies regarding paid and unpaid leave.

Share your feelings with a friend, a multiple myeloma support group, or a professional counselor.

Be sure to visit your doctor for routine checkups.

Don’t put too much on your plate—be honest with yourself about how much you can really do.

Be kind to yourself. Know that it’s natural to have a wide range of feelings during this process.

Keep an eye on stress and take time to exercise, even if it’s just going for walks.

Conversation Starter

Use this informational resource to find questions to ask the doctor, or as a caregiver, to learn how to talk with the patient in your care.


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