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.
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
Change in eye vision
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
Soranib 200 Tablet belongs to the class of medicines known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in the treatment of liver cancer, kidney cancer, and thyroid cancer.
Soranib 200 Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits.
This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. click here : Soranib 200
some common side effects
Fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, hair loss and diarrhea are some common side effects of this medicine. It might cause high blood pressure, so the doctor may ask you for a regular check-up of blood pressure. You must inform your doctor if you notice severe skin reaction such as skin rash, or any pain, swelling, and redness of your hands and feet.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or high blood pressure.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
USES OF SORANIB TABLET
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Thyroid cancer
BENEFITS OF SORANIB TABLET
In Liver cancer
Liver cancer is the cancer that develops in the cells of the liver called hepatocytes.
There may be no symptoms present in the early stages of the cancer but as the disease advances to later stages symptoms such as weight loss, stomach pain, vomiting and yellowed skin.
Soranib 200 Tablet kills the cancer cells and prevents further growth and spread of cancer to other unaffected areas.
In Kidney cancer
It stops cancer growth and prevents multiplication of cancer cells.
This restricts the advancement of cancer to other unaffected regions. You need to follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully to recover.
In Thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid and it might not cause any symptoms at first.Soranib 200 Tablet restricts the oxygen supply of the cancer cells and stops its growth as well as further spread.It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
You should avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
SIDE EFFECTS OF SORANIB TABLET
Common side effects of Soranib 200
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Painful blisters on hands and feet
HOW TO USE SORANIB TABLET
HOW SORANIB TABLET WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.