Thalidomide is used to treat and prevent moderate to severe skin lesions caused by leprosy. It is also used together with another medicine called dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer).
Thalidomide is available only from a certified pharmacy under a special program called THALOMID REMS. You must be registered in the program and agree to use birth control as required. You will be limited to a 28-day supply of thalidomide each time your prescription is refilled.
Thalidomide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.