Nexavar (Sorafenib Tosylate)
Prescription required. May be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Sorafenib Tosylate Information
(soe raf' e nib)
Before taking sorafenib,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to sorafenib, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in sorafenib tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor if you have lung cancer and are receiving treatment with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Abraxane, Onxol, Taxol) or gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take sorafenib if you have lung cancer and you are receiving these medications.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone);anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol), dexamethasone, dofetilide (Tikosyn), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), irinotecan (Camptosar), neomycin, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), procainamide (Procanbid, Pronestyl); quinidine; rifabutin (Mycobutin), or rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had high blood pressure, bleeding problems, chest pain, heart problems, kidney problems other than kidney cancer, or liver disease.
- you should know that sorafenib may decrease fertility in men and women. However, you should not assume that you or your partner cannot become pregnant. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while you are taking sorafenib and for at least 2 weeks after your treatment. Use a reliable method of birth control during your treatment and for 2 weeks after you stop taking sorafenib. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that will work for you. If you become pregnant while taking sorafenib, call your doctor immediately. Sorafenib may harm the fetus.
- tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. You should not breast-feed while taking sorafenib.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking sorafenib.
- skin redness
- hair loss
- dry or peeling skin
- loss of appetite
- dry mouth
- weight loss
- joint pain
- numbness, pain or tingling in hands or feet
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- black and/or tarry stools
- red blood in stools
- bloody vomit
- vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
- severe stomach pain
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- dizziness or fainting
- sweating a lot
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- sudden severe headache
- changes in vision
- redness, pain, swelling or blisters on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
- mouth sores
- dark urine
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Patients should not use the information presented on this page for diagnosing a health-related issue or disease. Before taking any medication or supplements, patients should always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about whether a drug is safe, appropriate or effective.