Brand Name: Sunicine
Generic Name: Sunitinib
Indication: Kidney Cancer and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Storage: Store at room temperature
Sunicine (Sunitinib) capsule is used in the treatment of Kidney cancer and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. This medication belongs to antineoplastic (cancer-fighting medications) and more specifically to a class of medications known as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It is important to take Sunicine capsule as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended dose of Sunicine capsule is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving Sunicine medication, inform your doctor immediately.
Sunitinib is a small molecule that inhibits multiple RTKs, some of which are implicated in tumor growth, pathologic angiogenesis, and metastatic progression of cancer. It inhibits cellular signaling by targeting multiple RTKs. These include all platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGF-R) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGF-R). After the oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed within 6 to 12 hours.
Sunicine capsule interferes with the growth of cancer cells and destroys them. It works by blocking the activity of tyrosine kinase inhibitors which help to reduce the size of tumors and prevents them from multiplying. Do not take Sunicine capsule in the wrong way as it may lead to some serious side effects. It is advised not to change your regular dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is required during treatment with this medication. Follow the instructions given by your healthcare provider to avoid any further complications.
Sunicine capsules can interact with other medications and it may increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.
This medicine may cause some common side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of Sunicine capsule with the doctor before starting the treatment.
Common side effects
Note - immediately contact your healthcare provider if any side effects occur.
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule of Sunicine capsules.
Before starting treatment with Sunicine medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.
Warnings for female
Sunicine medication should be used with caution because it may increase the risk of serious skin reactions.
Close monitoring of liver function and kidney function is required during treatment with this medication.
This medication is not recommended for use in patients with low neutrophil counts and platelet counts.
Sunicine capsules may affect the immune system.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Do not break or open the capsule.
Not safe for pregnant women.
Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
Q1. What is Sunicine (Sunitinib)?
Ans. Sunicine capsule is an anti-cancer medication, which is used in the treatment of Kidney cancer and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. This medication interferes with the growth of cancer cells and destroys them
Q2. What are the common side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- fever, high blood pressure, loss of appetite, constipation, discoloration of the skin, tiredness, vomiting, etc.
Q3. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?
Ans. Follow the advice of your healthcare provider about any restrictions on food and other activities.
Q4. How to take this medicine?
Ans. It is important to take Sunicine capsule as prescribed by your doctor.
Q5. How does Sunicine (Sunitinib) work?
Ans. Sunicine capsule works by blocking the activity of tyrosine kinase inhibitors which help to reduce the size of tumors and prevents them from multiplying.
Q6. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from direct heat and light.
Q7. In what strength is it available?
Ans. Sunicine (Sunitinib) capsule is available in the strength of 50mg.
Q8. Can I consume alcohol while taking Sunicine capsule?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q9. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Sunicine capsule, contact your doctor immediately.
Q10. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medication is not recommended during pregnancy.
Q11. What are the self-care tips?
Ans. Keep yourself hydrated and maintain good nutrition.
Q12. Does this medicine affect liver function?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q13. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. Sunicine capsules may decrease your ability to drive or affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur.