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SORAFENIB - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nexavar
USES: This medication is used to treat kidney or liver cancer. It may also be used to treat a certain type of thyroid cancer (differentiated thyroid carcinoma). Sorafenib stops or slows the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by slowing the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using sorafenib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal) as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day. Do not chew or crush the tablets. Swallow tablets whole with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters).
Take this medication exactly as prescribed. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. You will usually take this medication continuously (without break periods) as directed by your doctor. If you have certain side effects, your doctor may adjust your dose or stop treatment for some time.
Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often without your doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.
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