Sorafenib is an oral anticancer solution accessible just by prescription. Sorafenib has not been contemplated in children’s. Sorafenib has been considered in patients with a liver tumor that can’t be cured with a medical procedure, in patients with an advanced kidney tumor, and in patients with separated thyroid carcinoma (DTC, a kind of thyroid disease) that can never again be cured with radioactive iodine. Just you and your doctor can choose if treatment is appropriate for you.
What side effects can this drug cause?
Sorafenib may cause side-effects. Inform your specialist if any of these side effects are extreme or don’t leave:
- skin redness
- dry or peeling skin
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Weight reduction
- Joint agony
- A headache
- Agony or shivering in hands or feet, numbness
Some reactions can be serious. If you encounter any of these side effects, call your specialist instantly:
- Unusual wounding or dying
- Dark and additionally tarry stools
- Red blood in stools
- vomiting that resembles espresso beans
- Bloody vomit
- Extreme stomach torment
- Chest torment
- Shortness of breath
- Fainting or dazedness
- Extreme sweating
- Quick, beating, or unpredictable heartbeat
- Sudden extreme headache
- Changes in vision
- Redness, torment, swelling or rankles on the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet
- Mouth sores
- Dark pee
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Torment in the upper right piece of the stomach
Sorafenib may cause opposite symptoms. Call your specialist if you have any uncommon issues while taking this pharmaceutical.
What Conditions does Sorafenib Tablet Treat?
- Liver Cell Cancer
- Separated Thyroid Cancer
- Renal cell carcinoma
What precautions would be advisable to follow?
- Inform your specialist and drug specialist if you are allergic to Sorafenib, some other solutions, or any of the component in Sorafenib tablets. Approach your drug specialist for a list of the components.
- Inform your specialist if you have a lung tumor and are accepting treatment with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Abraxane, Onxol, Taxol) or gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol). Your specialist will most likely let you know not to take Sorafenib If you have lung malignancy and you are getting these medicines.
- Inform your specialist and drug specialist what solution and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and nourishing supplements you are taking or plan to take. Make sure to tell any of the following: amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone);anticoagulants (blood thinners, for example, warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol), dexamethasone, dofetilide (Tikosyn), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), irinotecan (Camptosar), neomycin, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), procainamide (Procanbid, Pronestyl); quinidine; rifabutin (Mycobutin), or rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane). Your specialist may need to change the doses of your meds or screen you deliberately for side effects.
- Inform your specialist what organic products you are taking, particularly St. John’s wort.
- Inform your specialist if you have or have ever had hypertension, bleeding issues, chest torment, heart issues, kidney issues other than kidney tumor, or liver disease.
- You should realize that Sorafenib may reduce fertility in people. In any case, you should not expect that you or your partner can’t end up pregnant. Inform your specialist if you are pregnant or plan to conceive. You should not end up pregnant while you are taking Sorafenib and for no less than about fourteen days after your treatment. Utilize a dependable strategy for anti-conception medication amid your treatment and for about fourteen days after you quit taking Sorafenib. Consult your specialist about contraception strategies that will work for you. If you end up pregnant while taking Sorafenib, call your specialist quickly. Sorafenib may hurt the fetus.
- Inform your specialist if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You should not breastfeed while taking Sorafenib.
- If you are having a medical procedure, including dental medical procedure, inform the specialist or dental practitioner that you are taking Sorafenib.
How this drug should be used?
Sorafenib comes as a tablet hence can be taken by mouth. It is generally taken two times per day. Sorafenib is taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour prior or 2 hours after a supper. Each day have the medicine same time. Follow the instructions given on your prescriptions attentively, and ask your specialist or drug specialist to clarify any part you don’t understand. Take Sorafenib precisely as advised. Try not to take pretty much of it or take it more frequently than recommended by your specialist.
- Take the medicine orally with water. Try not to part, crush, or bite them.
- Your specialist may reduce your dosage of Sorafenib amid your treatment, or may instruct you to quit taking Sorafenib for a timeframe if you encounter reactions. Make sure to tell your specialist how you are feeling amid your treatment with Sorafenib.
- Keep on taking Sorafenib regardless of whether you feel well. Try not to quit taking Sorafenib without consulting with your specialist.
- Sorafenib isn’t accessible in drug stores. You can just get Sorafenib through the mail from a specialty drug store. Inquire your doctor about whether inquiries you have concerning getting your medicine.
Approach your drug specialist or specialist for a duplicate of the producer’s data for the patient.
Sorafenib is utilized to prevent progressed renal cell carcinoma (RCC; a sort of disease that starts in the kidneys). Sorafenib is likewise used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (a kind of liver tumor) that can’t be treated with a medical procedure and a specific sort of thyroid growth that has spread to different parts of the body and can’t be treated with radioactive iodine. Sorafenib is in a group of meds called kinase inhibitors. It works by hindering the activity of an abnormal protein that signs growth cells to multiply. This helps stop the spread of tumor cells.
You must not use Sorafenib if you have a squamous cell lung tumor and you are being cured with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol, Abraxane). Sorafenib can cause heart issues.
Quit taking this medication and call your specialist without a moment’s delay if you have chest torment and serious dazedness, sweating, fainting, or feeling short of breath.