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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not take NEXAVAR if you have a specific type of lung cancer (squamous cell) and receive carboplatin and paclitaxel or if you are allergic to sorafenib or any of the other ingredients in NEXAVAR. Before starting NEXAVAR, tell your doctor if you have: allergies, heart problems...Continue reading below
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take NEXAVAR if you have a specific type of lung cancer (squamous cell) and receive carboplatin and...Continue reading below
NEXAVAR will not cure your cancer, but it has been shown to slow or temporarily stop the growth or spread of certain cancer cells. This is called stable disease. Progressive disease is cancer that is growing or spreading. In clinical studies, stable disease was the most common response to NEXAVAR. Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional about whether you might benefit from treatment with NEXAVAR.
It is important to remember that therapies like NEXAVAR may affect some of your body's normal cells as well, so tell your healthcare team as soon as you notice any side effects.
NEXAVAR is an anticancer medicine used to treat a certain type of liver, kidney or thyroid cancer called:
NEXAVAR has not been studied in children.
Do not take NEXAVAR if you have a specific type of lung cancer (squamous cell) and receive carboplatin and paclitaxel or if you are allergic to sorafenib or any of the other ingredients in NEXAVAR.
Before starting NEXAVAR, tell your doctor if you have: allergies, heart problems (including a problem called "congenital long QT syndrome") or chest pain, bleeding or bruising problems, high blood pressure, any planned surgical procedures, lung cancer or are being treated for lung cancer, kidney problems in addition to kidney cancer, or liver problems in addition to liver cancer.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if NEXAVAR passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take NEXAVAR or breast-feed. You should not do both.
NEXAVAR may interact with certain other medicines and cause serious side effects so tell your doctor about all medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you are taking the following medicines: warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven®), neomycin, St. Johns Wort, dexamethasone, phenytoin (Fosphenytoin sodium, Dilantin, Phenytek), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol, Teril, Epitol), rifampin (Rifater, Rifamate, Rifadin, Rimactane), rifabutin (Mycobutin), phenobarbital.
NEXAVAR may cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects with NEXAVAR include: diarrhea (frequent or loose bowel movements); tiredness; infection; hair thinning or patchy hair loss; rash; weight loss; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach (abdominal) pain; low blood calcium levels in people with differentiated thyroid cancer.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of NEXAVAR. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects or quality complaints of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
For important risk and use information about NEXAVAR, please see the full Prescribing Information.
When it comes to cancer and cancer treatment, there are a lot of technical terms. Below is a list of words that you will find on our website, along with definitions to help ensure you understand the information we are providing.