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Thalidomide

Popular Brands: : Thalomid, Thalidomide
Official FDA Reports83,386
Social Media Events47
Total Posts534
Avg. Review Score4.08/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Thalidomide
Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Celgene Corp

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Thalidomide Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Thalidomide

Lethargy

I have been on a 25 mg dose of this drug for 21 days per month for 6 months now and it has effectively dropped my m-spike protein level from 1.1 to 0.10 during this time period with little noticeable ...


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Pain In Extremity

it seems to ease my legs pain ,but it dose not. please tell me,what can I do?


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Vomiting

my father age 75 at the time had a bad reaction, congestive heart failure,stomach cramps, vomiting . he was in the hospital for 3 days. will never use this drug again.


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lethargy

Posted By CLIFFKU4GW in fdb.rxlist.com on October 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I have been on a 25 mg dose of this drug for 21 days per month for 6 months now and it has effectively dropped my m-spike protein level from 1.1 to 0.10 during this time period with little noticeable ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain in extremity

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am

it seems to ease my legs pain,but it dose not. please tell me,what can I do?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting, Abdominal pain upper, Cardiac failure congestive

Posted By willys in fdb.rxlist.com on March 11, 2010 @ 12:00 am

my father age 75 at the time had a bad reaction, congestive heart failure,stomach cramps, vomiting. he was in the hospital for 3 days. will never use this drug again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By marie in fdb.rxlist.com on January 17, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I have had few side effects. My energy level has improved since started this drug.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on December 18, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Kept my Multiple Myeloma under control for almost 5 years. No side effects.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular weakness

Posted By umm67rga@aol.com in fdb.rxlist.com on August 18, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Feet & ankles very numb and fingers beginning to be numb. Large veins in feet and legs have developed and legs occasionally throb. Am in remission but weak and dizzy.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug tolerance increased

Posted By jnolette in fdb.rxlist.com on November 16, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Had to increase dosage but so far, so good. I feel great. Play softball, bowl and still work.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on November 11, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Thalomid resulted in my being in remission for mm

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Stem cell transplant

Posted By cherrie in fdb.rxlist.com on November 11, 2008 @ 12:00 am

... in remission after 4 months of Thalomid - am still in remission 5 years later - did develop DVT & PE with greenfield filter placement; now use aspirin regularly - had stem cell transplant 3 yrs ago & ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By tsassymom2@aol.com in fdb.rxlist.com on October 10, 2008 @ 12:00 am

have sister-in-law that has multiple myeloma for 3 years and is now on this drug and it seems to be helping to keep the protein level dow


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.