Sutent 25mg Capsule

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Sutent 25mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Kidney cancer, Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
7 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Sutent Capsule


Uses of Sutent Capsule

Sutent 25mg Capsule is used in the treatment of kidney cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumour.

Side effects of Sutent Capsule


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.


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 25mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Sutent Capsule works

Sutent 25mg capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of 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.
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Special precautions for Sutent 25mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sutent 25mg 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.
Sutent 25mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Sutent 25mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Sutent 25mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Sutent 25mg Capsule is recommended.
Sutent 25mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sutent 25mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Sutent 25mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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 25mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Sunitinib

Yes, Sutent 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
Sutent 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
Sutent 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)
Sutent can decrease the size, and helps in controlling the growth of cancer cells. The response to Sutent 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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Substitutes for Sutent

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