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Generic: Inlyta
It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing
               



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What is this medicine?

AXITINIB (ax I ti nib) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is used to treat kidney cancers.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bleeding disorders
  • brain tumor
  • high blood pressure
  • history of blood clots
  • liver disease
  • stomach problems
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to axitinib, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Do not take with grapefruit juice. You can take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose and skip your missed dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:
  • antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS like atazanavir, efavirenz, etravirine, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir
  • bosentan
  • clarithromycin
  • dexamethasone
  • grapefruit or grapefruit juice
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • modafinil
  • nafcillin
  • nefazodone
  • rifabutin
  • rifampin
  • rifapentin
  • St. John's wort
  • telithromycin

               
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