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SUTENT (SUNITINIB MALATE)
Form : Capsules
Content Name : SUNITINIB MALATE
Product Code : Product 257
Availability : In Stock
Average Delivery Time : 10 Days
- How T0 Use
- Side effects
SUTENT is used to treat advanced kidney cancer (advanced renal cell carcinoma or RCC).
SUTENT is used to treat GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor). This is a rare cancer of the stomach, bowel, or esophagus. SUTENT is used when the medicine Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) did not stop the cancer from growing or when you cannot take Gleevec.
SUTENT is used to treat a type of pancreatic cancer known as pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pancreatic NET), that has progressed and cannot be treated with surgery.
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Sunitinib is usually taken once per day. Sunitinib is sometimes taken for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks off the drug. Your doctor will determine how many complete treatment cycles you need based on your condition.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Sunitinib may be taken with or without food.Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
SUTENT may cause serious side effects, including:
Heart problems—Heart problems may include heart failure and heart muscle problems (cardiomyopathy) that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel very tired, are short of breath, or have swollen feet and ankles.
High blood pressure—Your healthcare provider may check your blood pressure during treatment with SUTENT. Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicine for you to treat high blood pressure, if needed.
Abnormal heart rhythm changes—Your healthcare provider may do electrocardiograms and blood tests to watch for these problems during your treatment with SUTENT. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel dizzy, faint, or have abnormal heartbeats.
Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, upset stomach, abdominal pain, and constipation. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to handle these problems.