Thalitero is used to treat and prevent erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), a painful skin disease associated with leprosy. It is also used together with dexamethasone (eg, Decadron®) to treat patients with multiple myeloma (a cancer of the blood). Thalitero works on the immune system to reduce inflammation. It also interferes with the growth of multiple myeloma cells, which are eventually destroyed in the body. Thalitero is an antineoplastic (cancer medicine) and leprostatic agent. Thalitero is available only with your doctor’s prescription. The Thalomid® product is only available under a restricted distribution program. You will have to read and sign papers that explain how the medicine is used when you pick up your prescription. Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, Thalitero is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions: Esophagus ulcers in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Multiple myeloma in newly diagnosed patients who are elderly or cannot have transplant surgery, in combination with oral melphalan and prednisone chemotherapy.
An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the drug is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of drugs used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician. The below description contains indications of Thalitero drug. Have a glance and memorize few. For the acute treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). Also for use as maintenance therapy for prevention and suppression of the cutaneous manifestations of ENL recurrence. (Aphthous stomatitis; Multiple myeloma; Uremic pruritus; Waldenström macroglobulinemia; advanced Systemic light chain amyloidosis; chronic Graft versus host disease; moderate Erythema nodosum leprosum; refractory Graft versus host disease; severe Erythema nodosum leprosum; treatment naive multiple myeloma;) How should I use Thalitero? Use Thalitero as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Thalitero comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Thalitero refilled. Thalitero can only be prescribed and dispensed through a special program. Make sure you understand all warnings and instructions for using Thalitero. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this program or how to use Thalitero. Swallow Thalitero whole with water. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. Take Thalitero by mouth at least 1 hour after eating your evening meal. If you are taking 1 dose daily, take it at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not open the capsules or handle Thalitero more than necessary. Keep Thalitero in the blister pack until just before you are ready to take it. If you touch a capsule that has been opened or get the powder on your skin, wash the area with soap and water right away. Women who are able to become pregnant (including those who have started menopause within the last 24 months), must use at least 2 methods of effective birth control while taking Thalitero, unless they are not sexually active. These birth control methods must be used for at least 4 weeks before starting Thalitero, while taking Thalitero, and for 4 weeks after stopping Thalitero. Talk with your doctor about which methods of effective birth control may be appropriate for you. Men who take Thalitero must use a latex or synthetic condom during any sexual contact with a woman who is pregnant or could become pregnant for as long as they are taking Thalitero and for 4 weeks after stopping Thalitero. This includes men who have had a vasectomy. Continue to use Thalitero even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of Thalitero, take it as soon as possible. If your next dose is less than 12 hours away, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Thalitero.