NEXAVAR may cause birth defects or death of an unborn baby. Avoid becoming pregnant while taking NEXAVAR and for at least 2 weeks after stopping your treatment. Men and women should use birth control during and at least 2 weeks after NEXAVAR therapy. Call your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Do not breastfeed while taking NEXAVAR as this medication may be passed through breast milk. continue reading below »
Nexavar is an oral anticancer medication available only by prescription. The usual dose of Nexavar is 2 tablets taken two times a day (for a total of 4 tablets each day). Your doctor may change your dose during treatment or stop treatment for some time if you have side effects.
Nexavar may be the first treatment you receive or it may be included later in the course of treatment. When you speak with your health care team, remember to ask how Nexavar might fit into your course of treatment.
Nexavar has been studied in patients with liver cancer that cannot be treated with surgery and advanced kidney cancer, respectively. In those large clinical trials, treatment with Nexavar has been shown to have benefits like slowing the growth and spread of these types of cancers.
However, Nexavar may cause serious side effects, so it is important to tell your health care team as soon as you notice any unusual symptoms.
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