Sorafenib, is a cancer medication. This drug interferes with the growth and prevents the spreading of cancer cells in the body. This medicine is only effective in cancer caused by liver cancer, thyroid cancer, or a type of kidney cancer called advanced renal cell carcinoma. This drug is specifically used in cancers that cannot be treated with surgery.
Understanding the drug Sorafenib :
How it works?
Sorafenib works as an inhibitor of many enzymes required for the growth and development of tumor cell. It works by blocking the activity of a certain naturally occurring chemicals that may be required to help cancer cells multiply.
When should you avoid the drug?
Do not use this drug if:
You are allergic to any of the ingredient of the drug including the active ingredient Sorafenib
You are pregnant or breastfeeding because the efficacy of the drug on the new born baby is yet to be determined
Have heart disease
High blood pressure
Have any kind of allergies
Have breathing or any? lung problems
If you are on prescribed blood thinners etc.
What are the strengths available?
This drug Sorafenib is available on our website in the following ?strengths and brand name:
Soranib 200 mg
Sorafenat 200 mg
We provide the drug in various pack sizes on our online website.
Who is the manufacturer?
The drugs are manufactured by following Indian pharmaceutical company:
How to take it?
Usually 400 mg twice a day is prescribed for an adult, but always take the drug on doctor?s recommendation . This medicine should be taken on empty stomach, one or two hours before any meal. Do not break the tablet, crush or chew it. Swallow the tablet as whole. Keep checking your blood pressure at regular intervals while on the drug dose.
?When to take?
The tablet is usually taken two times a day. Take the exact dose, do not increase or decrease the dose without any recommendation from the doctor. Take the tablet at the same time each day, doing this will help you avoid any misdose. Taking the tablet each day should become your habit until the time prescribed by your doctor.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the drug for the time duration prescribed by your doctor. Discontinuing the drug before the complete dose may decrease the benefits of the drug. Only those patients who have experienced the benefits of other drugs of lung cancer treatment to live longer are advised Sorafenib by a professionally experienced doctor.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
You may require urgent medical help in case you take an overdose of the drug. In such a case visit the nearest healthcare center or call your doctor immediately.
What if you miss the dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but if its already the time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and take the? next dose on the correct time.
What are the side effects?
There are some side-effects of this drug Sorafenib, if you feel too much uncomfortable then see your doctor immediately:
Sore in mouth
Blood in urine, stools or? in vomits and coughs
Sudden loss of weight
Extremely high blood pressure
Various skin reactions
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Loss of appetite
The list is very long.?Do not get alarmed by the list.?You may /may not experience all of them. Tell your doctor immediately in the above situations.
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Certain drug may react with Sorafenib to? cause serius health issues and hence such drugs are often prohibited from use with Sorafenib. Ask your doctor for the complete list of the drugs to be avoided with Sorafenib. The common drug interaction are with the following:
St. John’s wort
Blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin)
??????????HIV drug? like Indinavir, Nelfinavir and Ritonavir, Nefazodone, Phenobarbital etc.
What are the things to be taken care of?
Avoid alcohol with this medicine
Do not let anyone else take your medication