Axitinib is used in the treatment of kidney cancer.

How Axitinib works?
Axitinib is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
Common side effects of Axitinib
High blood pressure, Joint pain, Loss of appetite, Diarrhea, Breathing problems, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Cough, Decreased appetite, Decreased level of thyroid hormones, Difficulty in speaking, Dry skin, Indigestion, Bleeding, Headache, Nausea, Pain in extremities, Painful blisters on hands and feet, Protein in urine, Rash, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Taste change, Vomiting
How should I take Axitinib ?
You should take Axitinib exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Axitinib, as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Axitinib by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.

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    Axitinib is used alone to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a kind of cancer that starts in the cells of the kidneys, in patients who have failed to respond to conventional treatments. Axitinib is used to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma in combination with avelumab (Bavencio) or pembrolizumab (Keytruda). Axitinib belongs to the kinase inhibitor class of drugs. It works by preventing cancer cells from multiplying by stopping the action of an aberrant protein. This slows or stops cancer cells from spreading.
    Axitinib is available as a tablet that must be swallowed. It's commonly taken twice a day, with or without food. Axitinib should be taken at the same times each day, roughly 12 hours apart.


    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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