Reblozyl vs. Revlimid

Reviewed on 12/10/2019

Are Reblozyl and Revlimid the Same Thing?

Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) and Revlimid (lenalidomide) are used to treat anemia associated with different conditions.

Reblozyl is used to treat anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.

Revlimid is used to treat patients with anemia and multiple myeloma. Revlimid is also used in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome and may also be used for other purposes not listed.

Reblozyl is an erythroid maturation agent and Revlimid is a thalidomide analogue.

Side effects of Reblozyl and Revlimid that are similar include headache, joint pain, diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue/tiredness.

Side effects of Reblozyl that are different from Revlimid include bone pain, cough, abdominal pain, dizziness, influenza, high blood pressure (hypertension), high uric acid levels in the blood, and viral upper respiratory tract infection.

Side effects of Revlimid that are different from Reblozyl include constipation, dry or itchy skin, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle pain.

Reblozyl may interact with other medicines.

Revlimid may interact with hormonal birth control.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Reblozyl?

Side effects of Reblozyl include:

  • headache,
  • bone pain,
  • joint pain,
  • fatigue,
  • cough,
  • abdominal pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • influenza,
  • high blood pressure (hypertension),
  • high uric acid levels in the blood,
  • viral upper respiratory tract infection, and
  • cough

What Are Possible Side Effects of Revlimid?

Common side effects of Revlimid include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • dry or itchy skin,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • muscle or joint pain,
  • headache, or
  • tiredness

Serious side effects of Revlimid include:

What Is Reblozyl?

Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) is an erythroid maturation agent indicated for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.

What Is Revlimid?

Revlimid (lenalidomide) is a thalidomide analogue indicated for the treatment of patients with anemia and multiple myeloma. Revlimid is also used in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome and may also be used for other purposes not listed.

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What Drugs Interact With Reblozyl?

Reblozyl may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Revlimid?

Revlimid may interact with other drugs.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Reblozyl Be Taken?

The recommended starting dose of Reblozyl is 1 mg/kg once every 3 weeks by subcutaneous injection.

How Should Revlimid Be Taken?

The recommended starting dose of Revlimid is 10 mg daily.

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References
Celgene. Reblozyl Product Information.

https://www.reblozylpro.com/

Celgene. Revlimid Product Information.

www.revlimidhcp.com/?

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