Lenvima

Lenvatinib is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer.

How Lenvatinib works
Lenvatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It works by blocking the oxygen and nutrient supply to cancer cells due to which they stop growing.
Common side effects of Lenvatinib
Tiredness, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Decreased appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Mouth sore, Peripheral edema, Stomach pain, Rash, Cough, Weight loss, Bleeding, Skin peeling, Itching, Erythema (skin redness), Hoarseness of voice
How should I take Lenvatinib ?
You should take Lenvatinib 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 Lenvatinib , as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Lenvatinib 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.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
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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    Lenvatinib is a drug that is used to treat a kind of thyroid cancer that has returned or spread to other places of the body and is resistant to radioactive iodine treatment. Lenvatinib is also used in combination with everolimus to treat renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, in patients who have already received chemotherapy.
    Lenvatinib is also utilised as a first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma, alongside pembrolizumab. Lenvatinib is also used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of endometrial cancer that has progressed to other parts of the body, has worsened during or after chemotherapy treatment, and cannot be cured with surgery or radiation therapy.

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    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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