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What Is Regorafenib Used For?

How Does This Medicine Work?

Regorafenib works by blocking the action of a variety of kinases. Kinases are naturally occurring proteins in the body that help regulate many cellular functions, including cell growth. In addition to their role in normal cell function, kinases also tell cancer cells to grow and divide. By blocking the action of these kinases, regorafenib can slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells. 
 

Can Children Use It?

Regorafenib is not approved for use in individuals younger than 18 years of age, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular risks and benefits of using regorafenib in children.
 

Is It Safe for Older Adults to Use Regorafenib?

Older adults can use regorafenib. In clinical studies, there were no differences in how regorafenib was tolerated, or how well it worked, between older adults and younger individuals.
 

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the use discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-accepted off-label uses for regorafenib.
 
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