POMALYST® (pomalidomide) homepage

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POMALYST is a prescription medicine, taken along with the medicine dexamethasone, used to treat adults with multiple myeloma who have previously received at least 2 medicines to treat multiple myeloma, including a proteasome inhibitor and lenalidomide, and whose disease has become worse during treatment or within 60 days of finishing the last treatment. It is not known if POMALYST is safe and effective in children.

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Providing care when
multiple myeloma comes back

A multiple myeloma relapse brings new obstacles.
And not just for the patient.

Hypothetical caregiver and a POMALYST® (pomalidomide) patient with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma smiling
Hypothetical caregiver and a POMALYST® (pomalidomide) patient with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma smiling

By supporting a friend or family member receiving POMALYST, you may play an important part in their treatment journey—for all the moments that matter.


There is no “one way” to be a caregiver, but these tips may help guide
you as you navigate the challenges and opportunities.

Be patient with your loved one.

Multiple myeloma may be stressful for patients, and they may not know how to talk about it. When he or she is ready to talk, let your loved one set the tone and topic of the conversation. One of the best ways to support them during this time is to stay positive, be there to listen, and keep an open mind.

Others want to help—let them.

It’s important to know that you are not alone in this journey. There are things others can do to help. When asking others for help, first ask if they would like to share in some of the caregiving tasks. Then, clearly explain the task needed, what would be most helpful to you, and what’s most helpful to your loved one.

Be there when you’re needed.

Completing tasks and taking care of oneself can provide a sense of dignity and independence, something your loved one may want to keep for as long as possible. Don’t assume that you need to take over right away. Pay attention to how they are feeling; you may need to step in more when they are feeling poorly.

Caring for yourself is important, too.


It’s easy to become focused on your loved one’s
needs and forget about your own.

Make time to focus on yourself and activities you enjoy.

Share your feelings with a friend, a multiple myeloma support group, or a professional counselor.

Be kind to yourself. Know that it’s natural to have a wide range of feelings during this process.

Monitor your own health, particularly if you have your own medical issues.

Be sure to visit your doctor for routine checkups.

Keep an eye on stress and take time to exercise, even if it’s just going for walks.

Understand your employer’s policies regarding paid and unpaid leave.

Don’t put too much on your plate—be honest with yourself about how much you can really do.

Conversation Starter

Our Conversation Starter may also help you with talking to your loved one with multiple myeloma so that you can be better prepared for their next doctor’s visit.


Helpful Educational Resources

Find useful tools and resources to help you out when learning about POMALYST.


Find organizations that offer information and support.


Find organizations that offer information and support.


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