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AXITINIB is used in the treatment of kidney cancer

How it works

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

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Excessive thirst, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Impaired healing, Itching, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Ringing in ear, Tachycardia, Tingling sensation of extremity, Voice change, Weakness, Weight loss

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Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have gastrointestinal infection, ulcer, or undergone gastrointestinal surgeries.
  • Discontinue the use of axitinib, 24 hours prior to a scheduled surgery.
  • Your blood pressure, liver function and thyroid function will be monitored before and during axitinib treatment.
  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to Axitinib or any of its ingredients.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you suffer from bleeding problems, severe stomach pain that lasts longer, fits, changes in vision, excessive tiredness, swelling of the abdomen, legs or ankles, shortness of breath, or protruding neck veins.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is axitinib approved by FDA?
Yes, axitinib is approved by FDA.

Content on this page was last updated on 13 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)