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Pazopanib is used in the treatment of kidney cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Pain, Breathing difficulty, Vomiting, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Increased blood pressure, Decreased appetite, Weight loss, Altered taste, Tumor, Abnormal skin pigmentation, Hair discolouration

Available Medicine

  • ₹14500
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Expert advice

  • Do not start pazopanib and consult your doctor if you have heart or liver disease, heart failure or attack, lung collapse, blood disorders, thyroid problems, stomach or bowel problems, high blood pressure, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you suffer from shortness of breath or cough, pass blood in stool or urine, cough blood, or suffer from stomach pain, blurred or impaired vision or you are going to have an operation while on pazopanib treatment.
  • Pazopanib is not recommended in children under 18 years of age.
  • Take effective contraceptive measures while on pazopanib treatment.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as pazopanib can make you dizzy, tired or weak.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is pazopanib a chemotherapy drug, cytotoxic?
Pazopanib is not a chemotherapy drug. It is a cytotoxic drug
Q. Is pazopanib FDA approved?
Pazopanib is FDA approved
Q. How quickly does pazopanib work?
Pazopanib starts working in around 2-4 hours
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Q. How long does pazopanib work?
The effect lasts for about 30 hours.

Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)