) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following types of cancer:
- A type of liver cancer known medically as hepatocellular carcinoma, when it cannot be treated with surgery
- A type of kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma, when it has spread beyond the kidneys.
Just like any medicine, sorafenib can cause side effects. Although not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems, most people will experience some type of adverse reaction during treatment.
If reactions do occur, in many cases, you or your healthcare provider can treat them. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of sorafenib include but are not limited to:
- Weight loss
- Abdominal (stomach) pain.
(Click Sorafenib Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)