What is Lenvima (Lenvatinib)?
Lenvima is used for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent or metastatic progressive, radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. It is also used for the treatment of treatment of hepatocellular (primary liver) cancer.
How does Lenvima (Lenvatinib) work?
Lenvatinib is a targeted therapy that targets and attaches to the tyrosine kinase receptors and inhibits vascular epidermal growth factor receptor (VEGFR), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and prevents other kinase receptors that have been occupied in pathogenic angiogenesis, tumor growth, and cancer progression. By binding to these receptors lenvatinib barricades important pathways that promote cell division.
How do I take Lenvima (Lenvatinib)?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lenvima Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
What does Lenvima consist of?
Lenvima consists of Lenvatinib 4mg/10mg.
In what strengths is Lenvima available?
Lenvima is available in 4mg and 10mg.
What precautions should I need to know about before taking Lenvima (Lenvatinib)?
There are some precautions you should know about before taking Lenvima.
1) Lenvima is not recommended for pregnant women as it can harm the unborn baby.
2) Do not take any type of vaccinations while taking Lenvima without consulting your doctor.
3) Do not breast feed while taking Lenvima (Lenvatinib).
What are the side effects of Lenvima (Lenvatinib)?
There are some serious side effects of Lenvima (Lenvatinib). Side effects of Lenvima are Dry mouth, hoarseness, nose bleeds, tiredness, weight loss, headache, muscle/joint pain, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite may occur.