What is Soranib 200 mg Tablet ?
Soranib is a cancer (chemotherapeutic) medication. Soranib, manufactured by Cipla, contains Sorafenib Tosylate as active ingredient. It is a prescription oncology drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
What is the use of Soranib 200 mg Tablet ?
Soranib (Sorafenib) is an oral medication which is used in the treatment of liver, kidney or thyroid cancer called :
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, a type of liver cancer) – Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver and occurs predominantly in patients with underlying chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, a type of kidney cancer) – Renal cell cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidney.
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC, a type of thyroid cancer) – It is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a gland that is at the base of your neck, just behind the small hollow where you collar bones meet.
How Does Sorafenib Tablet Work ?
Sorafenib is a type of biological therapy called a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Tyrosine kinase is a protein which acts as a chemical messenger (an enzyme). There are a number of different tyrosine kinases that encourage cancer cells to grow.
Sorafenib blocks some of the protein kinases and is called a multi kinase inhibitor. It works in two ways. It helps block tumors from forming new blood vessels, which they need to grow. It also targets some of the proteins on cancer cells that normally help them grow.
What are the side effects of Soranib 200mg Tablets ?
When you take Soranib cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Some people have very few side effects, while others may experience more. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Sorafenib:
Common Side Effects of Soranib Tablets : Acne ; Dry skin ; Nausea ; Itching or skin rash ; Vomiting, ; Diarrhea ; Patchy hair loss/thinning, ; Loss of appetite ; Stomach pain ; Dry mouth ; Hoarseness ; Tiredness etc.
Serious Side Effects of Soranib Tablets : Black or bloody stools ; Coughing up blood or vomit ; Rapid heart rate ; Trouble concentrating ; Chest pain or heavy feeling ; Sudden numbness or weakness ; High blood pressure ; Severe skin reaction ; Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) etc.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Sorafenib 200 mg Tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
What are the precautions & warnings of Soranib Tablets ?
Before Taking Soranib cancer medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Soranib 200mg may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|For the safety of baby, it is recommended that women who are receiving Soranib cancer medicine after pregnancy, stop or not start breastfeeding. Soranib may appear in high levels in breast milk and could potentially harm your nursing baby.|
|Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Soranib. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.|
|Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Soranib; or if you have any other allergies. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Soranib 200 mg Tablets.|
|There is no specific study, but no drinking is recommended during treatment with Soranib cancer medicines because it can cause dangerous side effects. So, consult your doctor before alcohol consumption.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Soranib Tablet may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|If you miss a dose of Soranib 200mg, contact your pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.|
|Do not take Soranib after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Soranib, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Soranib 200mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store Sorafenib tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep Soranib in the original container, and keep the container closed tightly.
• Do not store Soranib or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
• Please return any unused or unwanted medicines to your clinic or pharmacy to destroy.