Treating advanced kidney cancer. It is also used to treat certain patients with liver cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Sorafenib is a multikinase inhibitor. It works by decreasing tumor growth and replication.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Sorafenib . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sorafenib . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Sorafenib may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Sorafenib as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Sorafenib .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dry skin; hair thinning or loss; headache; loss of appetite; mouth, bone, muscle, stomach, or joint pain; nausea; tiredness; vomiting; weakness; weight loss.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; chest pain; confusion; coughing or vomiting blood; decreased sexual ability; decreased urination; depression; fainting; fever, chills, or sore throat; irregular heartbeat; mouth sores; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; redness, pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or blisters on the palms of hands or soles of feet; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; speech changes; sudden severe headache or vomiting; sudden weight gain; swelling of the ankles, hands, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include rash, redness, swelling, blistering, or itching of skin; severe or persistent diarrhea.Proper storage of Sorafenib :
Store Sorafenib at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Sorafenib out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Sorafenib . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.