Regorafenib

Regorafenib is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum.

How Regorafenib works
Regorafenib 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 Regorafenib
Rash, Weakness, Low blood platelets, Difficulty in speaking, Bleeding, Vomiting, Pain, Nausea, Infection, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhea, High blood pressure, Decreased appetite, Mucosal inflammation, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
How should I take Regorafenib ?
You should take Regorafenib 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 Regorafenib , as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Regorafenib 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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    Regorafenib is a drug that is used to treat colon and rectal cancer (cancer that starts in the large intestine or the rectum and spreads to other regions of the body) in patients who have failed to respond to prior treatments. It is also used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumours in persons who have failed to respond to previous treatments. Regorafenib is also used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma in patients who have previously received sorafenib treatment (Nexafar).
    Regorafenib 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.

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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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