SUTENT 12.5MG CAPSULE

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for SUTENT 12.5MG CAPSULE

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Primarily used for

Kidney Cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumour
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Lactation
16071.4
₹2295.91/capsule
7 capsules in 1 strip
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Substitutes for SUTENT

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of SUTENT CAPSULE

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Uses of SUTENT CAPSULE

Sutent 12.5mg capsule is used in the treatment of kidney cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumour.
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Side effects of SUTENT CAPSULE

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Edema, Rash, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Discoloration of skin, Fatigue, Fever, Dry skin, Bleeding, Increased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Hand-foot syndrome, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Hair discolouration.

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How to use SUTENT CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Sutent 12.5mg capsule at a fixed time.

How SUTENT CAPSULE works

In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Sutent 12.5mg capsule blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.

In Depth Information on SUTENT CAPSULE

Expert advice for SUTENT CAPSULE

  • Consult your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: high blood pressure, blood disease, bleeding problems, or bruising, heart problems, abnormal blood clots in your arteries or veins causing stroke, chest pain or pain/swelling in legs, hypothyroidism (under-functioning) of thyroid gland, pancreatic or gallbladder disorders, liver problems or jaundice, skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders including infectious/non-infectious skin rashes, diabetes or seizure disorder.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or are going to undergo a surgery, including dental surgery. 
  • Sunitinib can cause dizziness and unusual tiredness. Do not drive or operate machinery or engage in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination, until you feel fine.
  • Sunitinib may cause your skin to turn yellow and your hair to lighten and lose color. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
  • Your blood pressure should be checked regularly while you are taking sunitinib as it may cause high blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for SUTENT 12.5MG CAPSULE
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sutent 12.5mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Sutent 12.5mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
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Kidney
SAFE
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consumi
ng this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Sunitinib, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for SUTENT 12.5MG CAPSULE

Frequently asked questions for Sunitinib

Q. Is sunitinib cytotoxic?
Yes, sunitinib is cytotoxic and hence used in the treatment of certain types of cancer. However, its cytotoxic property can cause several side effects. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. How does sunitinib work?
Sunitinib inhibits the proteins that signal growth and spread of cancer cells. This result in stopping or slowing the spread of cancerous cells and helps shrink the tumors
Q. What is sunitinib used for?
Sunitinib is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST, tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach or small intestine); metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC, cancer that has spread beyond its site of origin in the kidney, to other organs in the body) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET, islet cell carcinoma)
Q. Does sunitinib cure cancer?
Sunitinib can decrease the size, and helps in controlling the growth of cancer cells. The response to sunitinib depends on the type and the extent of cancer, as well as the involvement of other organs by the primary cancer.
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