Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Sorafenib exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not stop this medicine unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
Take Sorafenib on an empty stomach or with a meal that has low or moderate fat. If you intend to have a high fat meal, then take Sorafenib on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hour after meals. Swallow the tablet whole, do not chew or crush it.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
For as long as you are taking Sorafenib, you will need to have regular blood tests to check your body's response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have blood tests.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have liver or heart disease, high blood pressure or kidney problems other than the cancer.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not take Sorafenib if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while on Sorafenib, alert your doctor immediately. Sorafenib may cause harm to your unborn child. Both men and women must use proven birth control methods while being treated with Sorafenib. You may wish to discuss birth control methods with your doctor.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are undergoing treatment with Sorafenib.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Do not eat raw food or food that is not cooked thoroughly, such as sushi and soft-boiled eggs. Meat should be cooked until well-done. Do not take unpasteurised milk, cheese or fruit juice.
Why do I need this medicine?
Sorafenib is used to treat cancer of the kidneys.
What side effects could I experience?
Rashes and blisters, especially on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet, are common side effects of Sorafenib. You may also get mouth ulcers, dry mouth, indigestion and lose your appetite. It is also common to feel aches in your joints and muscles while being treated with Sorafenib.
Sorafenib will cause the level of your red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to drop.
Red blood cells carry oxygen and nutrients around your body. A fall in the level of red blood cells may make you feel tired and worn out.
White blood cells help your body to fight infections. A fall in the level of your white blood cells may put you at higher risk for infections, such as coughs, colds and flu, which may lead to more serious infections. Avoid crowded places and people who are sick. Alert your doctor if you have a fever, or a cough or flu that does not go away.
Platelets help your blood to clot when there is a cut in the skin. A fall in the level of your platelets may put you at risk of bleeding more than usual. Do not take part in activities where you may fall or get injured, such as contact sports. Alert your doctor if you get any unusual bruising (large bruises or several bruises, especially if the bruises appeared on their own) or bleeding that takes a long time to stop (for example, too much bleeding when you floss or brush your teeth).
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- Blood-thinning medicine known as warfarin
- Heart medicine known as digoxin
- Epilepsy medicines such as carbamazepine, phenytoin
- TB medicines such as rifampicin
- herbs such as St. John's Wort
- other medicines such as dexamethasone, phenobarbital
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.