What is Soranib (Sorafenib) used for?
Soranib (Sorafenib) is an oral cancer medication used to treat patients with cancer affecting the liver or kidney. The medication slows or stops the growth of cancer cells allowing other procedures to be performed to eliminate any tumours or growths. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Soranib (Sorafenib)?
Soranib (Sorafenib) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once each day, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water on an empty stomach. Take your doses one hour before or two hours after eating to make sure the contents of the stomach have emptied. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Soranib (Sorafenib)?
Some patients using Soranib (Sorafenib) may experience side effects including:
Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as sores appearing in or around the mouth, sensitive skin, easier bruising, coughing, flu symptoms, weight loss, hypertension, heavy menstruation, blood appearing in the urine, vomiting a substance resembling coffee grounds, blistering, or severe skin rashes. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical assistance to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Soranib (Sorafenib) should not be administered to patients who are breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, allergic to sorafenib, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. It is also important to disclose if you have a clotting disorder, hypertension, angina, a history of heart attacks, or severely reduced liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to treatment.
Strictly use Soranib (Sorafenib) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Soranib (Sorafenib) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.