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It targets specific proteins within cancer cells and stops the cancer cell from growing
               



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What is this medicine?

SORAFENIB (soe RAF e nib) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets specific proteins within cancer cells and stops the cancer cell from growing. This medicine is used to treat liver cancer and kidney cancer.

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 problems
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung cancer
  • recent surgery
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to sorafenib, 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. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Do not take with food. 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.

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. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:
  • carbamazepine
  • dexamethasone
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • neomycin
  • rifabutin
  • rifampin
  • St. John's Wort
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.


Men and women should use effective birth control while taking this medicine and for 2 weeks after stopping this medicine. Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast- feed an infant while taking this medicine.


If you are going to have surgery or any other procedures, tell your doctor you are taking this medicine.

               
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