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Regimen Information

For Thalidomide, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Multiple Myeloma

How Thalidomide chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Thalidomide for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Thalidomide is a drug used in the treatment of multiple myeloma.


  • Appetite Loss

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Constipation

  • Neuropathy

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm linda

I tolerated thalidomide pretty good. When I started at the beginning of the month, I would get very tired. I started drinking super food shakes in the morning and exercising which helped. The only side effect was neuropathy. It stopped working After 21/2 years. I had to go back to velcade.

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

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