Cancer Home > Pazopanib Drug Information

Pazopanib (VotrientTM) is a medication prescribed to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults. It comes as tablets that are taken once daily on an empty stomach. Your specific dosage will depend on various factors, such as your liver function and other medications you are taking.
 
In most cases, people tolerate this medicine well. However, side effects may occur and can include high blood pressure, changes in hair color, and diarrhea. Fortunately, most reactions to this medicine tend to be mild and easily treated.
 
Before starting treatment with pazopanib, 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, liver disease, or heart disease. Also, this drug may react with certain other medications.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Pazopanib. This article offers a complete overview of this medicine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics

Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.