votrient 400 mg Tablet is a protein kinase inhibitor use in the treatment of kidney cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.
votrient 400 mg Tablet should be take on an empty stomach, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits.
Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it.
This will depend on what you are being treat for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.
Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects.
It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Most common side effects
Diarrhea and high blood pressure are the most common side effects of this medicine.
The doctor may advise regular monitoring of your blood pressure while on treatment.
Drink plenty of fluids to overcome diarrhea or consult with your doctor if it bothers you.
This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Hence, inform your doctor if you experience fever, flu-like symptoms, and shortness of breath.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF VOTRIENT TABLET
Soft tissue sarcoma
BENEFITS OF VOTRIENT TABLET
In Kidney cancer
votrient 400 mg Tablet is used to treat kidney cancer and its associated symptoms such as blood in the urine, unexplained low back pain or weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc. It stops cancer growth and prevents multiplication of cancer cells. This restricts the advancement of cancer to other unaffected regions. You need to follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully to recover.
In Soft tissue sarcoma
Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of sarcoma that develops in tissues such as bone and muscles. votrient 400 mg Tablet kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
SIDE EFFECTS OF VOTRIENT TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Votrient
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
- Change in color of hair
- High blood pressure
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- Taste change
- Abnormal skin pigmentation
- Hair discoloration
- Tumor pain
HOW TO USE VOTRIENT TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. votrient 400 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
HOW VOTRIENT TABLET WORKS
votrient 400 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by binding and inhibiting the enzyme receptors (tyrosine kinase) that are responsible for the proliferation of the cancerous cells. It also restricts the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor. This is how it works against cancer.