Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate)
What is Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate) used for?
Sorafenib (Sorafenat) is a treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (a type of liver cancer). It is often prescribed in cases where the cancer cannot be surgically removed. Sorafenat is sometimes used as a treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer) and some cases of thyroid cancer. Sorafenib's mechanism of action is to block certain proteins that cause cancer cell reproduction. Sorafenib (Sorafenat) is a kinase inhibitor.
How should I use Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate)?
The most common dosage of Sorafenat is 200mg twice daily. Your doctor may give you a different dosage depending on your condition and medical history. Each tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and taken on an empty stomach.
Your doctor will tell you how long to take sorefenib. Do not stop taking it early if you begin to feel better.
What are the side effects of Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate)?
Sorefenib can result in some side effects.
The following side effects are common. They will often be mild and temporary. Tell your doctor if they persist.
Tell you doctor immediately if you notice any of the following side effects while taking Sorefenib:
If you have any allergies tell your doctor before taking Sorefenib - especially if you are allergic to any medicines. Tell you doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medicines you are currently taking.
Sorefenib may not be a suitable treatment if you have high blood pressure, bleeding problems, chest pain, heart problems, kidney problems other than kidney cancer, or liver disease. Check with your doctor if you suffer from any of these.
Sorefenib can decrease fertility, so tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.