Friday, March 19, 2010

Sunitinib therapy...:recommendations for management of side effects

A really interesting article from the Canadian Urological Association Journal (June, 2007).    The section dealing with side effects, especially skin toxicity, is quite interesting. 

This article is from the perspective of using sunitinib (Sutent) to treat kidney cancer, but I would think it would apply to anyone using the drug.  The treatment regiment (4 weeks on, 2 weeks off) is the same as mine.

The article mentions using a clobetasol propionate cream (prescription only) to help control Hand-Foot Syndrome symptoms.  It also mentions some people getting relief using colloidal oatmeal lotion.  That's one I haven't tried - I may give it a shot.

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