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Inlyta Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking axitinib (Inlyta)?

You should not use axitinib if you are allergic to it.

To make sure you can safely use axitinib, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • high blood pressure;
  • a thyroid disorder;
  • bleeding problems, or a wound that has not healed;
  • recent stomach or intestinal bleeding;
  • history of perforation (a hole or tear) in your stomach or intestines;
  • history of a brain tumor; or
  • a history of stroke or blood clot.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use axitinib if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

Use birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are receiving axitinib, whether you are a man or a woman. Axitinib use by either parent may cause birth defects or miscarriage.

It is not known whether axitinib passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using axitinib.

How should I take axitinib (Inlyta)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Axitinib is usually taken once every 12 hours. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Axitinib should be taken at evenly spaced intervals. You may take axitinib with or without food.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your kidney, thyroid, and liver function will need to be tested. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests. Do not miss any follow up visits to your doctor for blood or urine tests.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using axitinib. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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