Generic Nexavar (Sorafenib 200 mg) is used to treat cancer occuring in the kidneys (renal cell carcinoma) or liver (hepatocellular carcinoma). It works by inhibiting the action of the enzymes that tell the cancer cells to grow and multiply, while also stopping blood vessels from growing within the tumor, thereby preventing the cancer from growing.
Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) is a cancer (chemotherapeutic) medication. Soranib ( Generic Nexavar ) interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.
Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) is used to treat a type of kidney cancer called advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is also used to treat liver cancer.
Soranib tablets (sorafenib 200mg) may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Stop using Soranib Tablets (sorafenib 200mg) and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) can cause high blood pressure (hypertension). Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have a history of hypertension. Your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis while you are using Soranib (sorafenib 200mg).
Call your doctor at once if you have serious side effects such as rash, blisters, oozing, or severe pain in the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder; feeling short of breath; or sudden numbness or weakness.
Using Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) while you are pregnant can cause harm to the unborn baby. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Both men and women taking Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) should use an effective form of birth control while taking the medication and for at least 2 weeks after treatment ends.
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) ?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Soranib (sorafenib 200mg).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines, or if you have:
If you have any of the conditions listed above, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
It is not known whether Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take sorafenib 200mg (generic Nexavar)?
Take this medicine exactly as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful side effects, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Soranib (sorafenib 200mg). You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Store Soranib (sorafenib 200mg) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose ( generic Nexavar)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include severe diarrhea, and skin rash, redness, swelling, or blistering.
What should I avoid while taking Soranib ( generic Nexavar Tablets)?
Use birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using Soranib (sorafenib 200mg), whether you are a man or a woman. Continue using birth control for at least 2 weeks after you stop taking Soranib (sorafenib 200mg).
Before taking Soranib (sorafenib 200mg), tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines:
This list is not complete and there may be other medicines that can interact with Soranib (sorafenib 200mg). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and medicines prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.