Sorafenib Drug Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe sorafenib (Nexavar®) to treat certain types of cancer, including:
- A type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be treated with surgery
- A type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma that has spread beyond the kidneys.
Sorafenib comes as tablets that are usually taken twice daily on an empty stomach. Your specific dosage will depend on how you respond to this medicine and whether you develop side effects. Some of the common reactions may include diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss.
Before starting treatment with sorafenib, make sure to review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have certain allergies, heart problems, or a history of bleeding problems. Also, this product may react with certain other medications.
(For more information on this drug, click Sorafenib. This article offers an overview of this medicine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)