What is Sutekast 25 mg?
Sutekast 25 mg contains salt called Sunitinib Malate. Sutekast 25 mg salt is an indolinone stimulator and tyrosine inhibitor with antineoplastic activity. It blocks the activity of vascular endothelial kinase 2 (VEGFR2) receptors and platelets. It is used in the treatment of kidney cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It works to bind and block certain cell surface proteins ( tyrosine kinase) responsible for the production of cancer growth. It also prevents the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor. It prevents the augmentation of uncontrollable cancer.
What Sunitinib Malate salt is used for?
Sunitinib Malate is sold under the brand name Sutent. It is manufactured in India by BDR Pharmaceuticals International Private Limited. It is used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors and kidney cancer. This medicine helps to prevent the return of renal cancer in people who have renal cancer that has not spread and have the kidney removed. Sunitinib is in a class of medications called kinase inhibitors. 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 and may also shrink the tumors. It reduces the growth of cancer cells.
What is a Gastrointestinal stromal tumor?
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors ( GISTs in short) are tumors that form in your GI tract. Most parts start in your stomach or small intestine. Some GISTs are tiny, about the size of a pencil eraser. They usually grow slowly and may never need treatment. Others grow and spread faster. In this case, doctors can remove these tumors with surgery. When GISTs can’t be removed or have spread, some targeted medicine may help you to live a longer and better life.
- What are the signs and symptoms of GISTs?
Some people have no symptoms of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). While others individuals may experience the following symptoms:
Blood on or in the stool
What is Kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer is the most common in people between the ages of 65 and 74. Men are twice as likely as women to develop this disease. Kidney cancer is also called renal cancer. It is a disease in which kidney cells become cancerous and grow out of control, forming a tumor. All cancer first appears in the lining of the tubes in the kidney. This type of kidney is called renal cell carcinoma. A cancerous tumor spreads to other tissues and organs. This stage is called metastasis (advanced kidney cancer).
The kidney is two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They lie in your lower abdomen on each side of your spine. The main job is to clean your blood, remove the waste products and make urine.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer symptoms may include:
Blood in your pee
A lump or mass in your kidney area
Loss of appetite
High blood pressure
Sutekast 25 mg comes as a capsule to take by mouth with or without food. For the treatment of GISTs, it is usually taken once a day for 4 weeks (28 days) followed by a 2-week break before the beginning of the next dose cycle and repeated every 6 weeks for as long as your doctor advised. For the treatment of Renal cancer, it is usually taken once a day for 4 weeks ( 28 days) followed by a 2-week break before beginning the next dose cycle and repeated every 6 weeks for 9 cycles. 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.
Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, weakness, edema, rash, abdominal pain, discoloration of skin, fatigue, fever, dry skin, and high blood pressure. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment.
Benefit of Sutekast 25 mg
- In the treatment of Gastrointestinal stromal tumors ( GISTs)
It is a type of tumor that grows in the stomach, intestine, or esophagus ( a tube that connects the throat with the stomach). Sutekast blocks the protein, which may help to keep cancer cells from growing. It may also prevent the growth of new blood vessels that the tumor needs to grow. It is a type of tyrosine inhibitor and type antiangiogenesis agent. It is also known as sutent.
- In the treatment of Kidney cancer
Sutekast 25 mg is an anticancer medication. It treats kidney cancer and its symptoms. It stops cancer growth and prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It prevents the advancement of cancer. This medicine helps to prevent the return of renal cancer in people.
Side effects of Sutekast 25 mg
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Yellowing of the skin
High blood pressure
Skin reaction on the hands and feet
How is Sutekast 25 mg taken?
Sutekast 25 mg comes as a capsule to take by mouth with or without food. For the treatment of GISTs, it is usually taken once a day for 4 weeks (28 days) followed by a 2-week break before the beginning of the next dose cycle and repeated every 6 weeks for as long as your doctor advised. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. 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 Sutekast 25 mg work?
This medicine prevents the movement of multiple receptor kinases. It includes all platelet-derived growth function receptors. It plays an important role in tumor cell augmentation and angiogenesis. It reduces the tumor and activates apoptosis of cancer cells so that it causes tumor shrinkage.