What is Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Thalidomide

Thalidomide-dexamethasone, also known as Td, is a regimen that may be used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. It includes thalidomide, an anticancer agent, and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)

Side effect Patients
Peripheral neuropathy 2
Diarrhea 1
Difficulty falling asleep 1
Excessive dry mouth 1
Fatigue 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)

Dosage Patients
daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)

Duration

Currently taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 0
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bortezomib-cyclophosphamide-dexamethasone (VCd or CyBorD) 1
Bortezomib-dexamethasone (Vd) 1
Thalidomide-prednisone 1

Patients stopped taking Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td) and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bortezomib-dexamethasone (Vd) 1
Lenalidomide-dexamethasone (Rd) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Thalidomide-dexamethasone (Td).