December 27, 2012
Today is Rd 1-12. I did take the dexamethasone this morning like a good boy.
Kathleen noticed a rash on my forehead this morning, so I did some digging. First, I looked up the Revlimid package insert:
5.5 Allergic Reactions
… REVLIMID interruption or discontinuation should be considered for Grade 2-3 skin rash….
At the moment, my rash is only Grade 1, some splotches on my forehead and cheeks. I haven’t noticed it anywhere else, but I’ll check tonight. I called Warren’s office and received a call back from a nurse early this evening. The nurse confirmed what I had found in Internet searching which is to use either an moisturizing lotion, which I found did help the rash, or if needed, a steroid lotion. If it gets itchy, then I can use an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or cetirizine (Zyrtec). If it gets much worse, then the nurse said I could discontinue the Revlimide until I see Warren.
According to the literature I found, rashes from Revlimid are usually self-limiting and go away within 3 weeks. I’ll keep you posted.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.