- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Disease Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewSUNITINIB is a Schedule H drug.
Sunitinib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Sunitinib is used to treat certain types of advanced or progressive tumors of the stomach, intestines, esophagus, pancreas, or kidneys.
UsageSUNITINIB is generally used to treat: Stomach Cancer, Small Intestine Cancer, Kidney Cancer
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
PrecautionsCaution should be exercised in patients with history of bleeding problem, chest pain, slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, heart attack, heart failure, high blood pressure, pulmonary embolism (PE; blood clot in the lungs), transient ischemic attack (TIA) (mini-stroke), seizures, stroke, kidney, liver, or thyroid disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising or injury. Avoid contact with people who have infections in order to prevent the spread of infection. Monitor complete blood cell counts, blood electrolytes, blood pressure checks, thyroid function, liver function, and electrocardiograms (ECG) and other heart function regularly while taking this medication.
Common Side-EffectsSUNITINIB : Diarrhoea, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Nausea, Vomit, Decreased Appetite, Eyes Watery Eyes, Eyes Swelling, Arms Numbness, Fatigue (tiredness)
Serious Side-EffectsSUNITINIB : Heart Failure, Head Headache, Easy Bruising, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Shortness Of Breath, Ankles Swelling, Weight Gain, Mood Swings, Nervousness, Skin Irritation, Pain With Urination, Blood Or Red Colored Urine
Rare Side-EffectsSUNITINIB : Skin Rash, Dizziness, Difficulty Breathing, Face Swelling, Body Itching
Disease InteractionsSUNITINIB can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Pneumonitis, Bacterial Infection, Viral Inection, Fungal Infection, Protozoal Infection, Adrenal Insufficiency, Dermatitis, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Proteinuria, Heart Arrhythmias, Acute Renal Failure
Technical ClassificationSUNITINIB is categorized as:
- MULTIKINASE INHIBITORS / ANTINEOPLASTICS
- VEGF/VEGFR INHIBITORS / ANTINEOPLASTICS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with SUNITINIB as Ingredient
|SUNINAT 50MG CAP||SUNITINIB 50.0 MG|
|SUTENT 12.5MG CAP||SUNITINIB 12.5 MG|
|SUTENT 25MG CAP||SUNITINIB 25.0 MG|
|SUTENT 50MG CAP||SUNITINIB 50 MG|
|SUTENT 50MG CAPULE||SUNITINIB 50.0 MG|