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Overview

Sutent 25Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Sunitinib
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Sutent 25Mg Capsule is a cancer medicine that blocks the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the body. It is used to treat types of tumors of the kidney, pancreas and digestive system.

Ensure to notify your doctor if you experience any side effect on using this medication. Certain adverse reactions that may come with using Sutent 25Mg Capsule include breathlessness, redness or sunburn, abnormal bleeding from the nose or rectum or vagina or mouth, a sudden increase in blood pressure, irregular periods, depression, rapid heartbeat, tremors, sweating, nausea, vomiting, skin reactions, indigestion, swelling of body parts, muscular or joint pains.

Notify your doctor if you have any liver disorders as Sutent 25Mg Capsule may have fatal or severe reactions on your liver. Before using this medication you should notify your doctor if: you have high blood pressure or kidney disorder or heart diseases or blood-clotting disorders, you have history of thyroid or long QT syndrome or heart attack or stroke, you are taking any other medications and if you are pregnant or are nursing a baby.

The usual dose in adults for treating renal cell carcinoma is 50 mg orally once daily for 4 weeks. Dosage should be ideally prescribed by the doctor.

kidney cancer
In addition to its intended effect, Sutent 25Mg Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Weakness
Edema
Rash
Loss of appetite
Dyspepsia
Discoloration of skin
Dry skin
Bleeding
Increased blood pressure
Hand-foot syndrome
Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
Hair discolouration.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Suninat 50mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Suninat 50mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Sunitinib, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Sutent 25Mg Capsule for?
kidney cancer
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Weakness
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Popular Questions & Answers

My father in law suffering from metastatic pancreatic cancer, any cure for this disease or what should we do now?

MD - Radiotherapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
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Popular Health Tips

Modern treatment for Kidney Cancer

Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
Urologist,
What is kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer (renal cancer or renal cell carcinoma) is one of the ten most common cancers in both men and women.
It occurs when the cells in kidney grow uncontrollably and start invading surrounding tissues (i. E, undergoes malignant change). The risk factors are age > 40 years, smoking, obesity, long term dialysis, certain genetic conditions, family history, high blood pressure and male gender. However, it can occur to anybody.

What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?
1. Blood in urine
2. Pain or lump in side of upper abdomen
3. Weight loss or loss of appetite
4. Long term fever
However, many of kidney cancers are detected on routine ultrasonograms done for other purposes. Thus, regular ultrasonogram testing can pick up these tumors very early.

What are the diagnostic tests?
Contrast enhanced computed tomography (ct scan) of abdomen is the current gold-standard test to diagnose kidney tumors and evaluate for local spread. Chest x-ray or ct chest helps in diagnosing spread to lungs. Some blood tests will help to evaluate function of kidney and general health condition.

What are the best treatment modalities?
Surgical removal is the best treatment for kidney cancer. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy does not act on kidney cancer and hence are not used.
If the size is small, only the tumor is removed and rest of kidney can be preserved (nephron sparing surgery or partial nephrectomy).
For large tumors, the whole kidney, surrounding tissues and lymph nodes are removed totally (radical nephrectomy).
Both these surgeries can be done through keyholes (laparoscopy), thus reducing the pain and leading to faster recovery.
If the tumor has spread all over the body, then targeted therapy is given using specific drugs (usually in the form of tablets) like pazopanib, sunitinib, sorafenib etc.

How to follow-up after treatment?
Regular check up using ultrasonogram, ct scan, chest x-ray, renal function tests, liver function tests are needed to maintain good health.

Take home message:
Regular ultrasonograms after the age of 40 years (at least annually) can help in diagnosing these tumors and curing them 100%.
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