About Sorafenat: Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate) is a medical drug that is prescribed to patient mostly to help treat two conditions; cancer found in the kidney normally referred to as renal cell carcinoma, and hepatocellular carcinoma which defines liver cancer. It works by blocking certain abnormal proteins that trigger cancer cell reproduction.
How to use Sorafenat
Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate) is available as tablets that should be swallowed orally only. Your physician will prescribe a dosage for you and take you through on how to use this medicine. Sorafenib Tosylate is a kinase inhibitor. It works by blocking certain abnormal proteins that trigger cancer cell reproduction.
Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate) comes as a 200mg tablet. Usually it will need to be taken twice daily, but your doctor will provide dosage instructions. Sorafenib should be taken on an empty stomach (one hour before, or two hours after eating). The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Your doctor will determine the correct dosage for you. This will be based on the severity of your condition, your medical history, present health condition and whether you are using other medications which include prescriptions, over-the-counter, supplements and herbal medicine.
Continue to take Sorafenib as long as advised by your doctor. Do not reduce the dose or stop taking the tablets if you begin to feel better. Your doctor may adjust your dosage, but you must not adjust it by yourself.
Sorafenat Side Effects
Sorafenat (Sorafenib Tosylate) may result in some unwanted side effects. Some are mild and some are more serious.
These side effects are common. Tell your doctor if they become troublesome or do not reduce with time:
dry or peeling skin
loss of appetite
numbness, pain or tingling in hands or feet
Some more serious side effects may require medical attention. Tell you doctor if you notice any of the following:
unusual bruising or bleeding
black and/or tarry stools
red blood in stools
vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
severe stomach pain
shortness of breath
dizziness or fainting
sweating a lot
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
sudden severe headache
changes in vision
redness, pain, swelling or blisters on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
yellowing of the skin or eyes
pain in the upper right part of the stomach
Let your doctor know af any allergies you have, and any prescription or over-the-counter medicinces you are currently taking.
Tell your doctor if you have suffered from high blood pressure, bleeding problems, chest pain, heart problems, kidney problems other than kidney cancer, or liver disease.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. Sorefenib can decrease fertility.