Brand name – Sutent
Generic name – Sunitinib
Manufacture – Pfizer Ltd
Strength – 50 mg / 25mg
Dosage – Tablet
Composition – Sunitinib
Indication – Kidney cancer and Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Sutent
Sutent 50mg /25mg Tablet is used to cure kidney cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. It stops or slows down the growth of cancer cells in the patient's body. Sutent medicine will not allow the cancer cells to spread over the other parts of the body. You are advised to strictly follow the prescription of a doctor for better recovery. If you face any symptoms other than those regular days inform your doctor.
Sutent 50mg blocks the activity of tyrosine kinase receptors that are responsible for the growth of cancer cells in the patient's body. Sutent blocks the activity of multiple RTKs, VEGFR1, VEGFR2, and VEGFR3, and also, stops the nutrients and oxygen and make cancer cell die.
Sutent 50mg tablet causes several side effects, which are unwanted symptoms that include:
- Abdominal pain
- Discoloration of skin
- Dry skin
- High blood pressure
- Pain in hand and feet
- Inflammation in the mouth
- Hair discoloration
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Weight loss
- Taste change
- Short breath
If the above symptoms are seen in the patient's body, do not avoid these symptoms because this medicine has severe side effects. Try to contact the doctor immediately for treatment.
Sutent tablet is taken in tablet form and taken once a day or as per doctor's prescription. The patients should take this medicine with or without food. To get benefits soon, take this medicine at the same time daily. Taking this medicine in the wrong way may give you severe side effects.
It is advisable to swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush, chew, or split Sutent tablets or mix them with food or liquids.
It is advisable not to miss any dose. In case you miss a dose of Sutent 50mg tablets consult your doctor immediately.
In case of overdose, it is advisable to contact your healthcare provide or doctor and the doctor will provide you with medical attention
Missing or overdosing will impact on your overall health. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor strictly.
Sutent 50mg tablets can cause allergic reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to read all related information about this medicine.
The patients should inform the doctor about prescribed and non-prescribed, herbal medications, and vitamin supplements. Sutent will interact with them and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.
Try to avoid grapefruit products because it will reduce the CYP3A4 metabolism of Sutent.
Sutent 25mg tablets should not be prescribed to women and breastfeeding women should consult the doctor first.
It is advisable not to operate heavy machinery or drive while undergoing the treatment because the Sutent tablet gives you dizziness.
Sutent tablets are not advisable to use for children and adolescents.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions-
Q1. What is Sutent 50mg tablet?
Ans – Sutent tablet is used to treat kidney cancer and Gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Q2. Can I take Sutent during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women are not advised to take this medicine.
Q3. Where should I store this medicine?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees of temperature in a dry place.
Q4. From where I will get Sutent medicine?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Sutent 50mg tablet may interact with other medicines, so it is advised to tell about other medicines you taking, because other medicines may interact with Sutent.
Sutent will interact with some diseases which are liver, kidney, and lung diseases. In other words, at the beginning of the treatment inform the doctor about the medical history.
Sutent tablet interaction is still unknown with alcohol and also, it is advisable to avoid alcohol during treatment.
Sutent: Drug information available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB01268
Sutent: Drug Uses, mechanism available at: https://www.drugs.com/sutent.html