Why Hemady®?

Hemady® is the first dexamethasone offered in a 20 mg pill1

Hemady® is a prescription steroid medication called dexamethasone (deks-a-METH-a-sone) that comes in an oral tablet. It is prescribed along with other medicines to treat adults with multiple myeloma.

Hemady® is tailored to provide the most suitable strength of dexamethasone for use in multiple myeloma.

What makes Hemady® different?

Before Hemady®, it would take ten of the 4 mg dexamethasone tablets to equal a 40 mg dose. This is because generic oral dexamethasone is available in lower tablet strengths only (i.e., 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2, 4, and 6 mg tablets).2 With Hemady®, it only takes two of the 20 mg tablets to reach a 40 mg dose of dexamethasone.3

  • A typical dose of dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma is 20-40 mg taken on specific days as prescribed by your doctor. Most patients start with a 40 mg dose.2,3
  • Doses may be adjusted by a healthcare professional for elderly patients due to a potential of increased toxicity.1,3
  • Talk to your provider about how to take Hemady® with your other medications for multiple myeloma. Take Hemady® only as prescribed.

How is Hemady® prescribed?

Hemady® can be taken in combination with other FDA-approved treatments for adult patients with multiple myeloma, including2:
  • Revlimid®

    (lenalidomide)

  • Velcade®

    (bortezomib)

  • Pomalyst®

    (pomalidomide)

  • Darzalex®

    (daratumumab)

  • Empliciti®

    (elotuzumab)

  • Thalomid®

    (thalidomide)

  • Xpovio®

    (selinexor)

  • Darzalex Faspro®

    (daratumumab-hyaluronidase-fihj)

  • Sarclisa®

    (isatuximab-irfc)

  • Ninlaro®

    (ixazomib)

  • Kyprolis®

    (carfilzomib)

Talk to your provider today to see if Hemady® is right for you. Take Hemady® only as prescribed.

Products approved for combination use in adults with multiple myeloma. Updated August 2023.

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Is Hemady® right for you?

If you are taking 20-40 mg of dexamethasone as a part of your multiple myeloma treatment plan, Hemady® may be right for you.1,3

  • Patients 65 years of age and older may have more side effects from steroid medications. Side effects will be monitored by your healthcare provider and your dose may be adjusted as needed.1
  • Safety and efficacy of Hemady® for use in children has not been established.1
  • Do not take Hemady® if you are allergic to Hemady® or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take Hemady® if you have an infection inside your body; Hemady® may make it worse.1

How does Hemady® work?

Hemady® (dexamethasone) is believed to have anti-myeloma effects on the cells responsible for causing cancer in multiple myeloma, called myeloma cells. It has been shown that dexamethasone can slow down unwanted myeloma cell growth and cause myeloma cell death. The way in which Hemady® works in treating multiple myeloma is not fully understood, but its safety and effectiveness with other anti-myeloma treatments is well known.1,2

Take dexamethasone only as prescribed by your doctor.

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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. Bashir Q, et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020;20:768-7735.

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. Bashir Q, et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020;20:768-7735.

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.