Brief overview of Sorafenat:
Sorafenat is a potential medication which is commonly used for the treatment of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma, especially in cases where cancer cannot be surgically removed. This medication can also be used to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer) and some cases of thyroid cancer. Sorafenib is an orally used medication that contains Sorafenat as the main active ingredient.
How Sorafenat works?
Sorafenib (Sorafenat) comes under the class of medication called as kinase inhibitors. It produces action stopping certain abnormal proteins that trigger cancer cell reproduction.
What are the contraindications of Sorafenat?
- Inform your doctor before intake of this medication if you have bleeding problems, high blood pressure, chest pain, heart problems, kidney problems other than kidney cancer, or liver disease.
- This medication is strictly prohibited if you are allergic to any ingredient present in the Sorafenat.
How to take Sorafenat?
The usually recommended dose of Sorafenat is 200mg for two times in a day. It is available in tablet dosage form. You have to take it orally with the full glass of water. Take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. Do not stop intake of Sorafenat without consulting a doctor.
What are the side effects of Sorafenat?
While using this medication you may feel few common side effects such as tiredness, weakness, skin redness, hair loss, and itching, dry or peeling skin, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, weight loss, joint pain, numbness, pain or tingling in hands or feet, and headache.
Store Sorafenat at room temperature and keep this medicatin away from heat, moisture and children.
What are the precautions that should be followed while using Sorafenat?
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women you should consult the doctor before taking Sorafenat.
- While using this medication you should not use any prescription or over-the-counter medicines
- Inform the doctor if you are currently taking any other medication.
- Tell the doctor ahead of time that you are taking Sorafenat if you need surgery or dental work.