For the treatment of Liver Cancer
How Sutent chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.
What Do I Need to Know Before Starting Treatment?
What Do I Need to Know Before Starting Sunitinib?
- St. John’s wort
- Grapefruit and grapefruit juice
- Rifabutin (Mycobutin®) or Rifampin (Rifadin®)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®), Carbamazepine (Tegretol®) or Phenobarbital (Luminal®, Solfoton®)
- Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
- Fluconazole (Diflucan®), Itraconazole (Sporanox®), Ketoconazole (Nizoral®), Voriconazole (Vfend®) or
- Diltiazem, verapamil or nifedipine
- Clarithromycin and erythromycin
- Amprenavir (Agenerase®), Atazanavir (Reyataz®), Indinavir (Crixivan®), Nelfinavir (Viracept®), Ritonavir
- Nefazodone (Serzone®)
- Cimetidine (Tagamet®)
How Is the Treatment Given?
When Should I Call My Healthcare Provider?
- Shaking chills or fever of 100.5 degrees F or higher
- Unusual bleeding, easy bruising or pinpoint red spots on your skin
- Vomiting that is severe or lasts several hours
- Painful or frequent urination or blood in your urine
- Diarrhea that causes an additional four bowel movements a day, diarrhea that lasts more than one day, diarrhea at night or diarrhea with fever, cramps or bloody stools
- Irregular or rapid heart beat, chest pain, chest tightness or shortness of breath
- Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
- Inability to eat or weight loss
What Are the Possible Side Effects?
|Side Effect||How to Minimize Side Effect||Possible Treatments|
Nausea/Vomiting (Common. Symptoms are generally mild.)
Diarrhea (Common. Symptoms are generally mild to moderate.)
Mouth Sores and Pain (Common. Symptoms are generally mild to moderate.)
Anorexia or Appetite Loss
(Less Common. Weight loss is generally minimal.)
Rash (Common. Symptoms are generally mild.)
Hand-Foot Syndrome (Less Common. Symptoms are generally mild to moderate.)
Constipation (Less Common. Symptoms are generally mild.)
Infection (Less Common)
What Are The Other Possible Side Effects?
|Common Side Effects||Less Common Side Effects||Rare Side Effects|