Sunitinib

 

 

General English name: Sunitinib

Brand: Sutent

Application: Cancer (kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer)

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of the drug Sanitinib

Sanitineb Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking Sanitinib

Contraindications to the use of the drug sanitinib

Sanitinib during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of sanitinib on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Sunitinib

Special warnings and precautions while taking sanitinib

Side effects of the drug Sanitinib

Excessive use of sanitinib (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of the drug Sanitinib

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of the drug Sanitinib

Capsule

 

 Sanitineb Drug Information

Sanitinib is a drug given to treat some cancers. It is usually given after other treatments or when other treatments are not suitable. Sanitinib is prescribed to treat kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, stomach and colon cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and cancers that have spread to the pancreas.

In cancer, certain cells in the body grow and multiply rapidly and uncontrollably. A drug like sanitinib slows the growth of cancer cells. It belongs to a group of anticancer drugs known as kinase inhibitors. It inhibits the chemical signals (kinases) needed for cancer cells to grow, thereby preventing cancer cells from multiplying and growing.

 

Dosage and method of taking Sanitinib

  • Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with Sanitinib. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. This medicine has different doses that you should buy the appropriate medicine according to your doctor's prescription. Usually 1 tablet a day is prescribed.
  • Try to take sanitinib at certain times of the day, you can take this medicine before or after meals.
  • Do not take sanitinib with grapefruit juice as it lowers the blood levels of the drug.
  • If you forget to take your dose on time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug sanitinib

Note the expiration date of Sanitinib and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give this medicine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with sanitinib, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medicine, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Consult your medications.

 

Sanitinib during pregnancy and lactation

You should not take this medicine during pregnancy without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of sanitinib on driving and working with machines

This medicine may cause headaches and fatigue, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Sunitinib

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with sanitinib include: blood thinners (warfarin, heparin), bevacizumab.

Drugs that affect the elimination of sanitinib from the body and thus affect the function of sanitinib include: macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), proteinaceous inhibitors such as HIV, proteinaceous inhibitors (HIV). (saquinavir), St. John's wort, anticonvulsant drugs (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin).

In addition to sanitinib, many medications may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine , Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin). Give your doctor a list of all the medicines you are taking before using Sanitinib.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking sanitinib

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking sanitinib:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby or breastfeed in the future.
  • If you have an infection or feel sick.
  • If you have vascular disorders or arrhythmias.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If your blood sugar is too high (diabetes) or low.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of the drug Sanitinib

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling sick, nausea, indigestion and heartburn: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy foods.

Feeling tired: Do not drive or use tools in this situation.

Diarrhea and constipation

Increased risk of infection, unusual bleeding such as nosebleeds

Loose and falling teeth, pain, burning and numbness of the gums

Discoloration of the skin, dry or cracked skin, hives or pain, especially in the hands or feet, sore mouth, changes in the way you taste, feeling tired, coughing: Consult your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Changes in blood test results, heart problems, high blood pressure: Your doctor will monitor these regularly.

Muscle pain, headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of sanitinib.

 

Excessive use of sanitinib (drug poisoning)

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of the drug Sanitinib

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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