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Sunit-Sunitinib Capsules 50mg

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Sunit-Sunitinib Capsules 50mg

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Sunitis an oral multi targeted receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor. The medication got the FDA approval for the specific type of cancer treatment which includes renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and Imatinib resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Sutent is also used to treat metastatic renal carcinoma that has spread to other parts of the body. It is also used to treat pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor that have spread and can’t be removed by surgery.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
One bottle of 28 tablets Sunitinib 50mg Capsules $700.00 $25.00

Details

The active constituent in Sunit is Sunitinib which is a protein kinase inhibitor. It blocks specific enzymes called as protein kinases. The enzymes can be found at surface of the cancer cell. These cancer cells are responsible for spreading of cancer in the blood vessel. By blocking these enzymes Sutent can reduce the growth and spread of the cancer. There are many studies conducted on Sutent which shows that the product is effective and many assistance programmes conducted by NGO partners In USA which offers hope for difficult treatment for different form of cancer.

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Generic Sunitinib Capsules 50mg
Strength Sunit - Sunitinib Capsules
Dosage

Sutent is available as Sutent 50 mg in bottles each containing seven tablets. There are lots of side effects reported during the medication of Sunitinib. In such a condition the dose could be managed with adjustment or interruption. As drug monograph a standard dose modification in case of 12.5 mg based on safety, efficacy and tolerability.

Dose level 1-  50 mg for 4 weeks, 2weeks off

Dose level 2-  37.5 mg for 4 weeks , 2weeks off

Dose level 3-  25 mg for 4 weeks , 2 weeks off.

The data available for sunitinib regimen is unknown as it varies from every individual and tumours tend to revive back when the patient is not taking the medication for two weeks period. In case then reduction of dose required is more than 25 mg it is preferable to discontinue sunitinib therapy.

Side Effects

Common side effects seen are low white blood cell count, nausea vomiting, loss of appetite, feeling tired or weak, constipation, high blood pressure and diarrhea. Less common effect seen are joint pain, back pain, abdominal pain, cough, dizziness, fever, headache and trouble sleeping. Rare side effects include heart attacks, liver failure and kidney failure.

Precaution

If you are allergic to the medication or any other ingredients of medication you need to discuss it with your doctor. Sutent has a tendency to raise the blood pressure so pressure should be monitor as per doctors’ advice. In case of any liver disease like hepatitis the drug can cause liver damage and even liver failure .So the doctor will ask for liver function test during the treatment of the drug. If you have ever diagnosed heart disease which include heart attack, congestive heart attack and heart rhytm problems Sutent may weaken the heart muscles further. In case of thyroid patient the drug is needs to be discussed with doctor before starting the therapy. When Bisphosphonates or drugs to strengthen bones are consumed by a patient there is risk of jaw bone damage when consumed along with Sutent. In case of patients having kidney problem, seizure, diabetes or gout the dose of Sutent will need changes or adjustment depending on type of disease the individual is suffering from. During Breast feeding there is a chance that the drug may pass into breast milk so breast feeding should be avoided when patient is on the therapy. Talk about the possible risk of Sutent in case you are planning to have baby in future as Sutent may affect the fertility.

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