NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS
NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS conform to the class of drugs called multikinase inhibitors. It slows down the rate of growth of cancer cells by blocking the action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. It reduces the blood supply to the cancer cells and stops their growth and proliferation.
This medication is used to treat kidney or liver cancer. It may also be used to treat a certain type of thyroid cancer (differentiated thyroid carcinoma). NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS stops or slows the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.
NEXAVAR COMMON SIDE-EFFECTS
Acne, dry skin, nausea, diarrhea, patchy hair loss/thinning, loss of appetite, dry mouth, hoarseness, or tiredness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. Your doctor may control your blood pressure with medication.
Skin problems - (such as rash, blisters, redness, swelling, pain)
Tell your doctor right away if you have signs of an underactive thyroid (such as weight gain, cold intolerance, slow heartbeat, constipation, or unusual tiredness) or signs of an overactive thyroid (such as mental/mood changes, heat intolerance, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, unusual weight loss).
Signs of liver problems - (such as stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including chest/jaw/left arm pain, severe abdominal/stomach pain, bloody vomit, coughing up blood, bloody stools, difficulty speaking, loss of balance, sudden vision changes, seizures, severe dizziness, fainting.
Signs of an infection - such as fever, chills or a persistent sore throat.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
Before taking NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received vaccine.
If you need to have a surgical or dental procedure, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. You should not breast-feed while taking this cancer treatment.
Avoid contact sports or other activities where bruising or injury could occur.
Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections.
You must try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor or hospital. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Protect from moisture.
NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS INTERACTIONS
Some products that may interact with this drug include: other anti-cancer drugs (such as docetaxel, doxorubicin, irinotecan), "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin, heparins), neomycin taken by mouth.
Other medications can affect the removal of NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS from your body, which may affect how NEXAVAR SORAFENIB TABLETS works. Examples include dexamethasone, rifamycins (such as rifampin/rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital), among others.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any medicine you have left over.
We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational but is not a substitute for medical advice.