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