Pazopanib is a drug prescribed to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) and soft tissue carcinoma. By blocking an enzyme in the body, this medication can slow down the growth of cancer cells. It comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. Loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea are some of the most commonly reported reactions to this drug.
(Click What Is Pazopanib Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Just like any medicine, pazopanib may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of pazopanib include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Changes in hair color
- Loss of appetite and weight loss.
(Click Pazopanib Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)