What is Nexavar 200 mg Tablet ?
Nexavar is a cancer (chemotherapeutic) medication. Nexavar, manufactured by Bayer, contains Sorafenib Tosylate as an active ingredient. It is a prescription oncology drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Nexavar 200 mg Tables Uses :
Nexavar (Sorafenib) is an oral medication which is used in the treatment of liver, kidney or thyroid cancer called :
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, a type of liver cancer) – Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver and occurs predominantly in patients with underlying chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, a type of kidney cancer) – Renal cell cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidney.
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC, a type of thyroid cancer) – It is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a gland that is at the base of your neck, just behind the small hollow where you collar bones meet.
Nexavar Sorafenib 200 mg Tablets Work :
Sorafenib is a type of biological therapy called a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Tyrosine kinase is a protein which acts as a chemical messenger (an enzyme). There are a number of different tyrosine kinases that encourage cancer cells to grow.
Sorafenib blocks some of the protein kinases and is called a multi kinase inhibitor. It works in two ways. It helps block tumors from forming new blood vessels, which they need to grow. It also targets some of the proteins on cancer cells that normally help them grow.
Nexavar 200 mg Tablets Side – Effects :
When you take Nexavar cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Some people have very few side effects, while others may experience more. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Acne ; Dry skin ; Nausea ; Itching or skin rash ; Vomiting, ; Diarrhea ; Patchy hair loss/thinning, ; Loss of appetite ; Stomach pain ; Dry mouth ; Hoarseness ; Tiredness etc.
Serious Side Effects : Black or bloody stools ; Coughing up blood or vomit ; Rapid heart rate ; Trouble concentrating ; Chest pain or heavy feeling ; Sudden numbness or weakness ; High blood pressure ; Severe skin reaction ; Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) etc.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nexavar 200 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Sorafenib tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep it in the original container, and keep the container closed tightly.
• Do not store Nexavar or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
• Please return any unused or unwanted medicines to your clinic or pharmacy to destroy.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.