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    Axitinib

    Information about Axitinib

    Axitinib uses

    Axitinib is used in the treatment of kidney cancer.

    How axitinib works

    Axitinib 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.

    Common side effects of axitinib

    Headache, Nausea, Rash, Breathing difficulty, Joint pain, Difficulty in speaking, Decreased level of thyroid hormones, Pain in extremity, Haemorrhage, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Dry skin, Diarrhea, High blood pressure, Decreased appetite, Cough, Taste change, Painful blisters on hands and feet, Constipation, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Protein in urine
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Jun 2019 | 06:39 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Axitinib

    • Axitinib is used for the treatment of thyroid cancer.
    • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a month after you stop taking it.
    • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe headache, confusion, problems with your eyesight, nausea or vomiting.
    • It may cause serious bleeding problem. Inform your doctor if you get headaches, stomach pain or if you notice blood in your urine or stools.
    • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Axitinib

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    Q. Is Axitinib approved by FDA?

    Yes, Axitinib is approved by FDA.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)