Introduction ( Sutent 12.5mg – 7 Capsules)
Sutent 12.5mg – 7 Capsules contain Sunitinib. It works to slow down the cancer cells through two processes. This medicine is manufactured by Pfizer Limited. It is a cancer medicine that blocks the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the body. It is used to treat types of tumors like the kidney, pancreas, and digestive system. This medicine is mainly used in kidney cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
What is Sunitinib?
Sunitinib is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors, Kidney Cell Carcinoma, and Pancreatic Tumours. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications. It is known as a group of drugs called Antineoplastics, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor.
Kidney cancer is a cancer of the kidneys. It develops when cells in the kidneys change and grow out of control. These cells form a group called a tumor. Cancer begins when something changes in the cells and they divide out of control. It spreads to other tissues and organs of the body. Kidney cancer is the most common in people between the ages of 65 and 74. Men are likely more than women to develop this disease.
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
The gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. It is most common in the stomach and small intestine. This type of tumor grows from particular cells that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. It is commonly found in adults between the ages of 40 and 70. People with GIST may experience pain or swelling in the belly area, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or weight loss. It may lead to low blood cell counts.
Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsules should be taken with or without a meal at a fixed time every day. 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 to take the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of these medicines include nausea, vomiting, and weakness, es then it is important to check your blood sugar level regularly. It will decrease your appetite and weight loss. It will decrease your blood sugar level. If you have a problem with blood pressure. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is important.
Benefits of Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsule
Treatment of Kidney cancer
Kidney cancer is cancer of the kidneys. Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs each size like a fist. Kidney cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsules is used to treat kidney cancer and its symptoms such as fatigue, low back pain, blood in urine, loss of appetite, vomiting, and nausea. It works to stop the growth of cancer cells and prevents multiplications of a cancer cell to other regions. This medication is used to treat advanced kidney cancer. It slows the growth of cancer cells.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
The gastrointestinal stromal tumor is an uncommon tumor. It is found in your digestive tract. It starts in special cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal cancers develop from other types of cells. These specialized cells are called interstitial cells. Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsule helps to stop their further growth and kills the cancer cells and prevents it to spread in other parts of the body.
Side effects of Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsules
Some of the major and minor side effects of this medicine are. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you observed any side effects become serious. You may consult your doctor.
Some common side effects include
- Thyroid imbalances
- Vision problems
- Bleeding of gums
Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty in breathing
How to take Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsules?
Always take the medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Take it with or without food. 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 do Sutent 12.5 mg- 7 Capsules work?
Sutent 12.5 mg – 7 Capsules is an anti-cancer medication. It works to bind and block certain cells on the surface protein (tyrosine kinase). This cell is responsible for the spread of cancer growth. It prevents the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor. It prevents the multiplication of cancers cell.