What is Nexavar?
Nexavar (sorafenib) is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Nexavar is used to treat liver cancer, thyroid cancer, or a type of kidney cancer called advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Nexavar may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Nexavar if you have squamous cell lung cancer and you are being treated with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol, Abraxane).
Nexavar can cause heart problems. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, sweating, or feeling short of breath.
Nexavar can also cause severe bleeding. Call your doctor if you have blood in your urine or stools, abnormal vaginal bleeding, severe stomach pain, coughing up blood, or any bleeding that will not stop.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Nexavar if you are allergic to sorafenib, or if you have squamous cell lung cancer and you are being treated with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol, Abraxane).
To make sure Nexavar is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
·Kidney or liver problems other than cancer;
·A bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia;
·High blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, slow heartbeats, congestive heart failure, chest pain;
·A personal or family history of Long QT syndrome;
·A history of stroke or heart attack; or
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