Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Nexavar
Generic Name: sorafenib (Pronunciation: sor a FEN ib)
What is sorafenib (Nexavar)?
Sorafenib is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Sorafenib is used to treat a type of kidney cancer called advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is also used to treat liver cancer.
Sorafenib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of sorafenib (Nexavar)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using sorafenib and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about sorafenib (Nexavar)?
You should not use sorafenib if you are allergic to it, or if you are breast-feeding.
Before you take sorafenib, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems (other than cancer), a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, heart disease, high blood pressure, a history of stroke or heart attack, or any allergies.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you need surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon or dentist ahead of time that you are taking sorafenib.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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