Nexavar is used in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma and other conditions if determined by a healthcare practitioner.
Take Nexavar as determined by your doctor. Usual dosage is 200mg once a day.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Keep the product away heat, moisture and light. The temperature should be between 59–86F (15–30 C). Make sure children cannot reach it.
Before taking Nexavar, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you have bone marrow depression, an infection, low white blood cell count, kidney problems, shingles, or chickenpox, or are undergoing radiation therapy, if you have used Nexavar before and it did not work, if you are a female of childbearing age, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. Nexavar has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while taking Nexavar. If you think you may be pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Nexavar during pregnancy. It is not known if Nexavar passes into breast milk. Do not breastfeed while taking Nexavar. Some medicines may interact with Nexavar, therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Nexavar if you are taking nalidixic acid. Nexavar should me used with extreme caution in children, safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed. If nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite occurs, ask you doctor or pharmacist for ways to lessen these effects. Nexavar may lower your body`s ability to fight infection. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Notify your doctor of any signs of infection including fever, sore throat, rash, or chills. Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while you are using Nexavar. This medication may reduce the number of blood cells that are needed for clotting. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations where bruising or injury may occur. Lab test, including complete blood cell counts, may be necessary to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Nexavar should only be used under the supervision of a doctor experienced with the use of cancer medicines. Nexavar may cause a decrease in the body’s blood cells (bone marrow suppression), which could cause bleeding problems or infection. It may also cause blood cell cancer. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop easy bleeding or bruising, unusual fatigue, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, or signs of an infection, such as persistent sore throat or fever while using Nexavar.
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Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are– diarrhea, hair loss, nausea, vomiting. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately– allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), black, tarry stools, blood in urine or stools, dark urine, diarrhea, fatigue, fever or chills, irregular or absent menstrual periods, joint pain, lower back or side pain, persistent cough, persistent nausea or vomiting, sore throat, sores on the mouth or lips, stomach pain, swollen feet or lower legs, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual lumps or growths, unusual tiredness, weight loss, yellowing eyes and skin.