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Sutent Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sunitinib (Sutent)?
- What are the possible side effects of sunitinib (Sutent)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sunitinib (Sutent)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using sunitinib (Sutent)?
- How should I take sunitinib (Sutent)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sutent)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sutent)?
- What should I avoid while taking sunitinib (Sutent)?
- What other drugs will affect sunitinib (Sutent)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sutent)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Sutent)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include muscle weakness, shaking or chills, and stomach pain.
What should I avoid while taking sunitinib (Sutent)?
Avoid taking an herbal supplement containing St. John's wort at the same time you are taking sunitinib.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with sunitinib and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect sunitinib (Sutent)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you are using, especially:
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), rifapentine (Priftin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as nicardipine (Cardene), quinidine (Quin-G), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), etravirine (Intelence), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- medicines to treat narcolepsy, such as armodafanil (Nuvigil) or modafanil (Progivil); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sunitinib. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sunitinib.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Sutent Information
- Sutent Drug Interactions Center: sunitinib oral
- Sutent Side Effects Center
- Sutent Overview including Precautions
- Sutent FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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