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Nexavar

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Nexavar

NEXAVAR
(sorafenib) Film-coated Tablet

DRUG DESCRIPTION

NEXAVAR, a kinase inhibitor, is the tosylate salt of sorafenib.

Sorafenib tosylate has the chemical name 4-(4-{3-[4-Chloro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ureido}phenoxy)N2methylpyridine-2-carboxamide 4-methylbenzenesulfonate and its structural formula is:

NEXAVAR (sorafenib) Structural Formula Illustration

Sorafenib tosylate is a white to yellowish or brownish solid with a molecular formula of C21H16ClF3N4O3 x C7H8O3S and a molecular weight of 637.0 g/mole. Sorafenib tosylate is practically insoluble in aqueous media, slightly soluble in ethanol and soluble in PEG 400.

Each red, round NEXAVAR film-coated tablet contains sorafenib tosylate (274 mg) equivalent to 200 mg of sorafenib and the following inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, sodium lauryl sulphate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide and ferric oxide red.

What are the possible side effects of sorafenib (Nexavar)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using sorafenib and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • rash, blisters, oozing, or severe pain in the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet;
  • mouth sores;
  • black or bloody stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
  • easy...

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What are the precautions when taking sorafenib (Nexavar)?

Before taking sorafenib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems, heart problems (such as heart attack, angina), high blood pressure, liver problems.

Sorafenib may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can infrequently result in serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

The risk of QT prolongation may be increased...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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