What is Regonat Tablet?
Regonat Tablet is a targeted therapy that contains a drug called Regorafenib. It is used to treat colon cancer, rectal cancer, liver cancer, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor ( a type of cancer of the stomach and bowel). It works to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.
What is the work of Regorafenib?
Regorafenib is sold under the brand name Stivarga. It is manufactured by Nacto Pharma. It is a kinase inhibitor used to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer ( cancer that begins in the large intestine or the rectum) that has spread to other parts of the body in people who have not been treated successfully with certain other medications). Liver cancer and gastrointestinal tumor (GIST; a type of tumor that grows in the stomach, intestine, or esophagus) in people who were not treated successfully with other medications. It works to block the action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.
What is colon and rectum cancer?
Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer. It is the third most common type of cancer. It is a type of cancer that starts in your colon ( large intestine) or rectum. Your colon and rectum are the organs that make up the lower portion of your digestive system.
- How does colon cancer develop?
Colon cancer develops when tumorous growths form in the large intestine. Colon cancer affects older adults, though it can happen at any stage. It begins as a small noncancerous group of cells called polys that form on the inside of the colon. Later on, these polyps can become colon cancers.
The rectum is a chamber that’s located between your colon and your anus. It affects both men and women. Men are slightly more likely to develop the disease.
- How does rectal cancer begin?
Rectal cancer begins in the rectum. It is a disease that develops when cancer cells form in the rectum, which is a part of your large intestine.
- What are the symptoms of Colon and rectal cancer?
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include
A change in bowel habits.
Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
Persistent abdominal discomfort such as cramps, gas, or pain.
Weakness or fatigue
Unexplained weight loss
How does Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) occur?
A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. It is the most common small intestine. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. GIST is found in adults between ages 40 and 70 rarely in children and young adults who develop this type of tumor.
- What are the signs and symptoms of GIST?
The small tumor may cause no signs or symptoms. Some people who have GIST may experience :
Pain or swelling in the belly area
Loss of appetite
Dark colored stools
What is liver cancer?
Liver cancer is a life-threatening illness and one of the fastest-growing cancer types in the United States. There are two kinds of liver cancer: Primary and Secondary cancers. Primary cancer starts in your liver. While secondary cancer spreads to your liver from other parts of the body.
- How does liver cancer occur?
Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of the liver. The most common type of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma. It begins in the main type of liver cell. Other types of liver cancer such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatoblastoma are much less common.
- What are the signs and symptoms of liver cancer?
Most people don’t have signs and symptoms in the early stages of primary liver cancer.
Some signs and symptoms may include:
Loss of appetite
Upper abdominal pain
Nausea and vomiting
Weakness and fatigue
Yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes
Regonat Tablet should be taken with a low-fat meal as prescribed by your doctor, usually once daily for 21 days. After that stop, the medication for 7 days Continues taking this medication this way as directed by the doctor. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of this medicine include infection, low blood platelets, anemia, decreased appetite, hemorrhage, and high blood pressure. It can also cause voice change, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, rash, weakness, pain, fever, bilirubin in the urine, and weight loss.
Regular blood tests are required to check your blood with liver functioning.
Benefits of Regonat Tablet
- In the treatment of colon and rectum
Regonat Tablet treats and lowers the risk of developing further cancerous growths (polyps) and bowel cancer. It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective medicine.
- In the treatment of Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Regonat Tablet kills the cancer cells. It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells. It prevents its multiplication and bowel movements. It is an effective medicine, so you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- In the treatment of liver cancer
Regonat Tablet belongs to kinase inhibitors. It helps in the treatment of liver cancer. It works to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.
What are the side effects of Regnot Tablet?
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you may experience any side effects that become serious, You may consult your doctor. Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
- Pain/sores in the mouth/throat
- Change in taste
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Hair loss
- Voice change
- Weight loss
- Muscle stiffness
How Regnot Tablet is given?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Regonat Tablet should be taken with a low-fat meal as prescribed by your doctor, usually once daily for 21 days. After that stop, the medication for 7 days Continues taking this medication this way as directed by the doctor. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Regonat Tablet work?
Regonat Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works to block the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.