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Brand Name: Soranib
As a kinase inhibitor, Sorafenib is used for cancers of kidney and liver. It helps decrease the growth and replication of tumor. This medication works by harming cancer cells, causing their death.
How to use it?
It comes in tablet form, and taken by mouth. It is suggested two times per day, before food. For adults, the recommended dose is 400 mg.
Common Side Effects:
Feeling tired, or weak. Low platelet count or Low white blood cell count. High blood pressure, Upset stomach or throwing up. Here small meals, sugar-free candy or sugar-free gum, and good mouth care may help. Other effects comprise: Loose stools, Hair loss, Weight loss, Bleeding problems or Itching. Belly pain, Muscle pain or Rash.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
A missed dose can be taken as you think about it. Skip the missed dose, if it is close to your next dose. Do not take extra doses or 2 doses at the same time.
What precautions should I take when using this medicine?
Inform your physician if you are allergic to any medicine. Also, tell about the allergic reactions and signs you had. This may include rash, itching, cough, swelling of lips, tongue, throat, or face, or any other sign. Please tell about, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
When do I need to look for medical help?
Immediately call local poison control center or ER, in case of an overdose. Some signs of bad reaction to the medicine include chest tightness, wheezing, fever, blue or gray skin. Sudden change in vision, fast heartbeat, chest pain, or terrible belly pain.
Can I take this medicine with other medications:
Sometimes taking the medicine with certain other drugs or food can cause bad side effects. Make sure to tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
Are there any food restriction?
Yes, Avoid Alcohol.
How should it be stored?
Store in a cool and dry place, and keep away from kids. It should not be used after expiry date.
Category D: Founded on the harmful reaction data from investigation, studies on humans or marketing experience, human fetal risk is evidenced. But the possible benefits may authorize the use of the drug during pregnancy.
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