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I have multiple myeloma and am enduring chemotherapy with a new drug (to the nhs) revlimid (lenalidomide). Are there any drug/supplements to harness my immune sys?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

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Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug (imid), so it is "harnessing your immune system".
I would re-word the question as what drugs should I take to optimize my myeloma treatment? Lenalidomide (revlimid) is a very effective drug alone or with other drugs. Myeloma patients are at high risk of infection with or without therapy. Anti-viral drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir) can reduce risk of shingles.

In brief: Follow MDs advice

Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug (imid), so it is "harnessing your immune system".
I would re-word the question as what drugs should I take to optimize my myeloma treatment? Lenalidomide (revlimid) is a very effective drug alone or with other drugs. Myeloma patients are at high risk of infection with or without therapy. Anti-viral drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir) can reduce risk of shingles.
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