Taking Hemady®

Make Hemady® an integral part of your multiple myeloma treatment

Your provider will explain to you how to take Hemady® in combination with other medications for your multiple myeloma treatment. Take Hemady® only as prescribed.

Hemady® is appropriate for patients who need to take 20 or 40 mg of dexamethasone as part of their multiple myeloma treatment.

These products may be used in combination with Hemady®

  • Revlimid®

    (lenalidomide)

  • Velcade®

    (bortezomib)

  • Pomalyst®

    (pomalidomide)

  • Darzalex®

    (daratumumab)

  • Empliciti®

    (elotuzumab)

  • Kyprolis®

    (carfilzomib)

  • Thalomid®

    (thalidomide)

  • Darzalex Faspro®

    (daratumumab-hyaluronidase-fihj)

  • Sarclisa®

    (isatuximab-irfc)

  • Xpovio®

    (selinexor)

  • Ninlaro®

    (ixazomib)

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Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC is not affiliated with the manufacturers of any of these products.

Do NOT take Hemady® if:

  • You are allergic to Hemady® or any of the ingredients in Hemady®.
  • You have an infection inside your body; Hemady® may make it worse.

How should I take Hemady®?

  • Your doctor may start you on a 20 mg or 40 mg dose of Hemady®.1
  • The most common dose of Hemady® is 40 mg one day per week.2,5 Refer to your provider for instructions on what day and dose is right for you and your schedule of multiple myeloma medicines.
  • You can take Hemady® with or without food.1
  • Your doctor will tell you exactly how to take Hemady®. It is important to follow all instructions for taking Hemady® with your personalized combination of multiple myeloma treatments.
  • If you are 65 years of age or older, it is possible to have more side effects from steroids. Your provider will monitor your side effects and may adjust your dose of Hemady® if needed. 1
  • Hemady® is a round, white tablet with the number “20” imprinted on one side.1

How does Hemady® help?

Dexamethasone is one of the most frequently prescribed medications for multiple myeloma.3,5 Hemady® (dexamethasone) is specifically indicated in combination with other anti-myeloma products for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma due to its 20 mg tablet strength.1 Hemady® may help in many ways, which include improving how your other multiple myeloma medicines work, decreasing unwanted symptoms, and slowing the course of your disease.6,7

  • You can count on Hemady® to get the dose of dexamethasone your provider prescribes with the fewest number of pills.5
  • With Hemady®, you only need to take two 20 mg oral tablets rather than ten 4 mg oral tablets of dexamethasone to achieve the commonly recommended dose of 40 mg.5

How can Hemady® affect me?

It is important to know that Hemady® may cause a number of possible side effects. Keep in mind the following:

  • Side effects can be different from person to person.
  • Older patients may be more sensitive to side effects when taking steroids like dexamethasone.
  • Your doctor will monitor your care and may adjust your dose of Hemady® accordingly.

Possible side effects to watch for include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Signs of infection
  • Increased blood pressure and fluid buildup
  • Blood clots
  • Cataracts or glaucoma
  • Stomach pain
  • Osteoporosis, or loss of bone density
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Insomnia, or trouble sleeping
  • Mood changes



It is important to discuss side effects and what symptoms to look out for with your healthcare provider before starting therapy. Call your doctor or healthcare provider if you experience any side effects. Do not stop taking your medicine or reduce your dose without talking to your healthcare provider first.

Select Important Safety Information

Who should not take Hemady®?

Do not take Hemady® if you:

  • Are allergic to Hemady® or any of the ingredients in Hemady®.
  • Have an infection inside your body. Hemady® may make it worse.
How should I take Hemady®?

Your doctor will tell you how to take Hemady® based on the treatment regimen in the other anti-myeloma product prescribed for you.

What are possible side effects with Hemady®?

Hemady® can cause serious side effects including:

Alterations in endocrine function (hormones). This is especially important in patients with diabetes as Hemady® can cause blood glucose levels to rise. Your healthcare provider may monitor glucose levels more frequently. If you have diabetes, talk to your healthcare provider as adjustments in your diabetes medications may be needed.

An increased risk of infection. Hemady® can suppress your immune system. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had any recent or ongoing infections and if you develop any sign of infection while taking Hemady®. Avoid live or live attenuated vaccines.

An increase in blood pressure, salt and water retention, and potassium and calcium excretion. Speak to your healthcare provider to discuss monitoring blood pressure and identifying signs of fluid retention and loss of potassium, especially if you have congestive heart failure, a recent heart attack, or hypertension.

Blood clots in your arteries, veins, and lungs, heart attack, and stroke can happen if you take Hemady® and the risk may be greater when taking Hemady® with other anti-myeloma drugs. Your doctor may prescribe a blood thinner medicine to help prevent clots.

Hemady® may cause cataracts or glaucoma. Your healthcare provider may monitor you for these effects.

Increase the risk of developing gastrointestinal perforation. Promptly seek medical attention if you develop unusually severe, persistent or worsening abdominal pain.

Prolonged use of Hemady® can cause osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures.

Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. If you experience these effects, contact your healthcare provider, it may be a condition known as myopathy.

Irritability, mood swings, personality changes, and severe depression. Hemady® can also cause insomnia. Inform your healthcare provider if you notice behavioral and mood changes or have experienced difficulty sleeping.

Corticosteroids, including Hemady®, can cause fetal harm. Women should not become pregnant while taking Hemady® and for one month after stopping Hemady®. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Women should not breastfeed while taking Hemady® and for two weeks after the last dose.

These are not all the possible side effects of Hemady®. Call your Healthcare Provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088). You also may contact Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC at 877-381-3336.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for Hemady®.

Hemady® [Prescribing Information]. Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC. June 2024.

References
  1. Hemady® [Prescribing Information]. Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC. June 2024.
  2. FDA. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Hemady New Drug Application. 2019.
  3. Rosenberg AS. Leuk Lymphoma. 2023;64(2):283-291. doi:10.1080/10428194.2022.2136950.
  4. Data on file (Pill size correspondence). Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 2020.
  5. Bashir Q, et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020;20:768-7735.
  6. Harrison SJ, et al. Am J Hematol. 2015;90:E86-E91. Epub February 27, 2015. doi:10.1002/ajh.23967.
  7. Sinha S, et al.  Br J Haematol. 2010;148(6):853-858. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.2009.08023.

Information provided on this website is not a substitute for talking with your doctor.

Your doctor is the best source of information about your disease.

All individuals depicted are models used for illustrative purposes only.

Select Important Safety Information

Select Important Safety Information

Who should not take Hemady®?

Do not take Hemady® if you:

  • Are allergic to Hemady® or any of the ingredients in Hemady®.
  • Have an infection inside your body. Hemady® may make it worse.
How should I take Hemady®?

Your doctor will tell you how to take Hemady® based on the treatment regimen in the other anti-myeloma product prescribed for you.

What are possible side effects with Hemady®?

Hemady® can cause serious side effects including:

Alterations in endocrine function (hormones). This is especially important in patients with diabetes as Hemady® can cause blood glucose levels to rise. Your healthcare provider may monitor glucose levels more frequently. If you have diabetes, talk to your healthcare provider as adjustments in your diabetes medications may be needed.

An increased risk of infection. Hemady® can suppress your immune system. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had any recent or ongoing infections and if you develop any sign of infection while taking Hemady®. Avoid live or live attenuated vaccines.

An increase in blood pressure, salt and water retention, and potassium and calcium excretion. Speak to your healthcare provider to discuss monitoring blood pressure and identifying signs of fluid retention and loss of potassium, especially if you have congestive heart failure, a recent heart attack, or hypertension.

Blood clots in your arteries, veins, and lungs, heart attack, and stroke can happen if you take Hemady® and the risk may be greater when taking Hemady® with other anti-myeloma drugs. Your doctor may prescribe a blood thinner medicine to help prevent clots.

Hemady® may cause cataracts or glaucoma. Your healthcare provider may monitor you for these effects.

Increase the risk of developing gastrointestinal perforation. Promptly seek medical attention if you develop unusually severe, persistent or worsening abdominal pain.

Prolonged use of Hemady® can cause osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures.

Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. If you experience these effects, contact your healthcare provider, it may be a condition known as myopathy.

Irritability, mood swings, personality changes, and severe depression. Hemady® can also cause insomnia. Inform your healthcare provider if you notice behavioral and mood changes or have experienced difficulty sleeping.

Corticosteroids, including Hemady®, can cause fetal harm. Women should not become pregnant while taking Hemady® and for one month after stopping Hemady®. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Women should not breastfeed while taking Hemady® and for two weeks after the last dose.

These are not all the possible side effects of Hemady®. Call your Healthcare Provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088). You also may contact Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC at 877-381-3336.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for Hemady®.

Hemady® [Prescribing Information]. Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC. June 2024.

References
  1. Hemady® [Prescribing Information]. Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC. June 2024.
  2. FDA. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Hemady New Drug Application. 2019.
  3. Rosenberg AS. Leuk Lymphoma. 2023;64(2):283-291. doi:10.1080/10428194.2022.2136950.
  4. Data on file (Pill size correspondence). Edenbridge Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 2020.
  5. Bashir Q, et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020;20:768-7735.
  6. Harrison SJ, et al. Am J Hematol. 2015;90:E86-E91. Epub February 27, 2015. doi:10.1002/ajh.23967.
  7. Sinha S, et al.  Br J Haematol. 2010;148(6):853-858. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.2009.08023.

Information provided on this website is not a substitute for talking with your doctor.

Your doctor is the best source of information about your disease.

All individuals depicted are models used for illustrative purposes only.