Pomalidomide affects the immune system. It promotes immune responses to help slow tumor growth. Pomalidomide is used to treat multiple myeloma (cancer resulting from a progressive blood disease). Pomalidomide is usually given after at least two other medications have been tried without success. Pomalidomide is available only from a certified pharmacy under a special program called Pomalyst REMS. Your doctor must be registered in the program in order to prescribe pomalidomide for you. You must be registered in the program and sign documents stating that you understand the dangers of this medication and that you agree to use birth control measures as required by the program. Pomalidomide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pomalyst (pomalidomide) is an oral immunomodulatory agent (IMiD) that is used in treating multiple myeloma, a condition that results from a progressive blood disease. Pomalyst is administered after a patient has tried out other medications that have not yielded any positive results. Pomalyst affects the immune system by promoting immune response to help in slowing tumor growth.