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SUTENT Dosage

Available in the form of a capsule, SUTENT is generally taken once a day, with or without food. Your healthcare provider will take several factors into consideration when determining a suitable dosage of SUTENT for your particular situation. Some of these factors include the type of cancer being treated and whether you are taking other medications. Grapefruit should be avoided while taking this drug.

An Introduction to Dosing With SUTENT

The dose of SUTENT® (sunitinib) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The reason you are taking the medication
  • How you respond to it
  • Other medications you may be taking.
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As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

SUTENT Dosage for Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

The standard dose of SUTENT for the treatment of advanced RCC (kidney cancer) is 50 mg once a day for four weeks, followed by two weeks without medicine. After the two-week break, SUTENT will be restarted with another four-week-on/two-week-off cycle. The cycles will continue until treatment is no longer recommended.
 

SUTENT Dosing for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

The standard dose of SUTENT for the treatment of GIST (a rare cancer of the stomach, intestines, or esophagus) is 50 mg once a day for four weeks, followed by two weeks without medicine. After the two-week break, SUTENT will be restarted for another four-week-on/two-week-off cycle. The cycles will continue until treatment is no longer recommended.
 
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SUTENT Medication Information

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