Sutent 12.5mg(Sunitinib Malate)
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Sutent Drug Information
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Sutent 12.5mg is used to treat certain types of cancer (kidney, pancreas, and intestinal). It is also used to treat people who are at high risk of the kidney cancer coming back again after having kidney surgery. Sunitinib works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer tumors. It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.
Rarely, sunitinib has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems. Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of liver problems such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, or yellowing eyes/skin. Your doctor will monitor for liver problems with blood tests. Tell all of your doctors and pharmacists if you have ever stopped taking sunitinib because of liver problems (including high liver enzymes).
How to Use Sutent
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking sunitinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Sutent 12.5mg by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. For some conditions, you may be directed to take Sutent 12.5mg for a specific period of time followed by another period of time off of the drug. For other conditions, you may be directed to take sunitinib every day without a break. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Drink plenty of fluids during treatment with Sutent 12.5mg, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. The Dosage of Sutent 12.5mg is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Do not increase your dose or take Sutent 12.5mg more often without your doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased. Use Sutent 12.5mg regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Sutent 12.5mg unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Before taking sunitinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Sutent 12.5mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Sutent 12.5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,bleeding problems, heart problems (such as heart attack), high blood pressure, liver problems, kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, blood vessel problems (such as an aneurysm or a tear/break in the aorta or other blood vessels). Sunitinib may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using sunitinib,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using sunitinib safely. Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose. To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised or injured, use caution with sharp objects like safety razors or nail cutters and avoid activities such as contact sports. Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections. Some people taking sunitinib may have serious jawbone problems. Your doctor should check your mouth before you start Sutent 12.5mg. Tell your dentist that you are taking Sutent 12.5mg before you have any dental work done. To help prevent jawbone problems, have regular dental exams and learn how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have jaw pain, tell your doctor and dentist right away. Before having surgery (including dental procedures), tell your doctor or dentist about Sutent 12.5mg and all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Sutent 12.5mg may cause wounds to heal slowly or poorly. Your doctor or dentist may tell you to temporarily stop treatment with Sutent 12.5mg at least 3 weeks before surgery or a dental procedure. Ask your doctor or dentist for specific instructions about when to stop and when to restart treatment with Sutent 12.5mg. Tell your doctor/dentist right away if you have wounds that are not healing well. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Sutent 12.5mg, especially QT prolongation (see above). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Female patients should have a pregnancy test before starting Sutent 12.5mg. You should not become pregnant while using sunitinib. Sunitinib may harm an unborn baby. Female patients should ask about reliable forms of birth control while using Sutent 12.5mg and for 4 weeks after stopping treatment. Male patients with female partners should ask about reliable forms of birth control while using Sutent 12.5mg and for 7 weeks after stopping treatment. If you or your partner become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Sutent 12.5mg. It is unknown if Sutent 12.5mg passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended while using Sutent 12.5mg and for 4 weeks after the last dose. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Sutent 12.5mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is less than 12 hours before the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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.bevacizumab, "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin, heparins). Many drugs besides sunitinib may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), among others. Before using sunitinib, report all medications you are currently using to your doctor or pharmacist. Other medications can affect the removal of sunitinib from your body, which may affect how sunitinib works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole), cimetidine, HIV protease inhibitors (such as saquinavir), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), ritonavir, St. John's wort, certain drugs used to treat seizures (such as phenytoin, phenobarbital), among others.
Sutent Side Effects
What are Sutent side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Sutent may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Sutent as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Sutent
The side effects of Sutent may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Sutent. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Sutent may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Sutent, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Sutent.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Sutent, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Sutent and the side effects associated with Sutent are described in the following:
Common Sutent Side Effects
- increased risk of bleeding
- chronic heart failure
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- increased alanine transaminase
- increased aspartate transaminase
- pain in extremities
- peripheral edema
- back pain
- dry skin
- headache disorder
- general weakness
- skin rash
- acute abdominal pain
Less Frequent Sutent Side Effects
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- neutropenic disorder
- hypoglycemic disorder
- tumor hemorrhage
- sore tongue
Rare or Very Rare Sutent Side Effects
- posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
- torsades de pointes
- prolonged QT interval
- thromboembolic disorder
- palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- nephrotic syndrome
- new fistula formation involving an internal organ
- hepatic failure
- pulmonary thromboembolism
- renal failure
- left ventricular failure
- impaired wound healing
- cerebrovascular accident
- transient cerebral ischemia
- acute cerebral infarction
- aseptic necrosis of jaw bone
- necrotizing fasciitis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- erythema multiforme
- myocardial ischemia
- acute myocardial infarction
- pyoderma gangrenosum
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- arterial thrombosis
- dissection of aorta
- pleural effusions
- arterial dissection
- arterial aneurysm
- tumor lysis syndrome
- gastrointestinal perforation
- hair discoloration
- upper respiratory infection
- urinary tract infection
- skin and skin structure infection
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Sutent 12.5mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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