SORANIB contains Sorafenib which belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastic agents. It is used to treat liver and thyroid cancer.
It can also be used to treat advanced cancer of kidney, when standard therapy cannot cure the disease. Sorafenib works by slowing down the rate of growth of tumor cells and arrests blood supply to them.
This medicine can be taken either without food or with a low-to-moderate fat meal. Do not take this medicine with high fat meals, because this may make SORANIB less effective.
It is important to take this medicine at same time each day, so that there is a steady concentration in your bloodstream.
During the treatment, your doctor would monitor your blood pressure and blood sugar levels regularly to avoid any unwanted side effects.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, headache, muscle pain and mouth sores.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have severe kidney or liver impairment. While taking this medicine, avoid becoming pregnant.
If you could become pregnant use an adequate contraceptive method. Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine, because it may interfere with the growth and development of your baby.
This medicine is generally not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor before taking.
USES OF SORANIB:
Treats liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
Treats thyroid cancer (differentiated thyroid carcinoma)
Treats advanced uncontrollable kidney cancer (advanced renal cell carcinoma)
HOW SORANIB WORKS:
Sorafenib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that acts by decreasing the proliferation of tumor cells. It inhibits various intracellular and cell surface kinases, that are responsible for tumor growth, tumor cell signaling, angiogenesis and arrests blood supply to the cancer cells which results in apoptosis (death of cells).
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken either without food or with a low-to-moderate fat meal. Try to take this medicine at same time each day. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
SIDE EFFECTS OF SORANIB:
Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
Feeling weak or tired
Mouth pain, tongue pain, abdominal pain
Joint pain or tumor pain
Painful palms or soles
Dry skin, rash or itching
High blood pressure
Fever or infections
Loss of appetite, indigestion, constipation, weight loss
Difficulty in swallowing
Dysphonia (change in voice)
Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
Anemia (decrease in red blood cells)
Underactive thyroid gland
Dysgeusia (distortion of sense of taste)
Flushing (redness in face and often other areas of skin)
Allergic reaction (such as skin rash, painful blisters and fever, swelling of skin, difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
Symptoms of liver damage (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and jaundice)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Nausea or vomiting:
Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.
Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or juice, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
Rifampicin, neomycin or other medicines used to treat infections
St John?s wort (a herbal treatment used to treat depression)
Medicines used to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine or phenobarbital)
Dexamethasone (a corticosteroid used for various conditions)
Anticoagulants used to prevent blood clots (e.g. warfarin or phenprocoumon)
Other medicines used to treat cancer (doxorubicin, capecitabine, docetaxel, paclitaxel and irinotecan)
Digoxin (used to treat mild to moderate heart failure)
Drug : Sorafenib
Pharmacological Category : Antineoplastic Agents, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors
Therapeutic Indication : Liver cancer, Thyroid cancer, Advanced kidney cancer
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT SORANIB:
Q: Can SORANIB cure hepatocellular carcinoma?
A: Yes. This medicine is intended to cure liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) in adult patients.
Q: Does SORANIB cause hair loss?
A: Yes. This medicine may cause hair loss and if this symptom bothers you contact your physician.
Q: Can SORANIB be used in children?
A: No. This medicine is generally not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor before taking.
Soranib Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits.
Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it.
This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.
Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. click here : Soranib 200
some common side effects
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or high blood pressure. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. click here : Soranib 200
USES OF SORANIB TABLET
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Thyroid cancer
BENEFITS OF SORANIB TABLET
In Liver cancer
In Kidney cancer
It stops cancer growth and prevents multiplication of cancer cells.
This restricts the advancement of cancer to other unaffected regions. You need to follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully to recover.
In Thyroid cancer
Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight.
Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid and it might not cause any symptoms at first.
Soranib Tablet restricts the oxygen supply of the cancer cells and stops its growth as well as further spread.
It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
You should avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
SIDE EFFECTS OF SORANIB TABLET
Common side effects of Soranib 200
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Painful blisters on hands and feet
HOW TO USE SORANIB TABLET
HOW SORANIB TABLET WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.