Sunitinib Oral Capsule 37.5 mg
For treating cancer.
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.
Avoid grapefruit juice while on this medicine.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is less than 12 hours to the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
This medicine may cause low blood sugar. It is very important to have regular meals and exercise regularly as instructed by your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience symptoms of low blood sugar.
Symptoms of low blood sugar may include nausea, shaking, sweating, cold skin, fast heartbeat, hunger, and irritability.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy.
Visit your dentist regularly. Proper care of your teeth is very important while taking this medicine. Brush your teeth and floss regularly.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients with weak hearts may have worsening of symptoms. If you notice difficulty breathing, weight gain, or swelling of your legs or ankles, let your doctor know right away.
This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
This medicine has been associated with a rare but serious skin rash. If you notice any red, peeling or blistered skin, contact your doctor immediately.
This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems and heart attack. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.
This medicine may cause serious bleeding from the stomach or bowels. Stop this medicine and call your doctor immediately if you see any signs of bleeding. Bleeding can cause pain in the stomach, vomiting up liquid that looks like coffee grounds, and red or dark tarry stools.
There is an increased risk of bleeding while on this medicine, please tell your doctor or nurse if you notice any excessive bleeding or bruising.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.
This medicine may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid contact with people with colds, flu or other infections.
Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.
Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with people with infections such as colds and flu.
Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
This medicine can cause birth defects. Speak with your doctor about birth control methods that should be used while on this medicine.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.
Always refill this medicine before it runs out.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
- lack of energy and tiredness
- changes in hair color
- high blood pressure
- mouth sores or irritation
- dry skin
- change in skin color
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- changes in taste or unpleasant taste
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- chest pain
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- fast or irregular heart beats
- low blood sugar
- jaw pain
- kidney problems
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- mood changes
- muscle cramps
- shortness of breath
- red, peeling or blistering skin
- blood in stool
- dark, tarry stool
- blood in urine
- blurring or changes of vision
A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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