Nexavar

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Nexavar purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Nexavar before taking it.

Nexavar

What is Nexavar

Nexavar 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 Nexavar guide.

Nexavar side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Nexavar and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • mouth sores;
  • blood in your urine or stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • heavy menstrual periods, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, or any bleeding that will not stop;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
  • dry cough, wheezing;
  • chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, sweating, swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath (even with mild exertion);
  • rash, blisters, oozing, or severe pain in the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet;
  • upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • sudden weight loss, increased appetite, trouble sleeping, increased bowel movements, feeling hot, feeling nervous or anxious, swelling in your neck (goiter);
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, confusion, uneven heartbeats, seizure); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:
  • tired feeling;
  • vomiting, diarrhea, mild stomach pain;
  • mild itching or rash; or
  • weight loss, thinning hair.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Nexavar dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Renal Cell Carcinoma:

400 mg twice a day at least one hour before or two hours after eating
Treatment should continue until the patient is no longer clinically benefiting from therapy or until unacceptable toxicity occurs.

Usual Adult Dose for Thyroid Cancer:

400 mg twice a day at least one hour before or two hours after eating
Treatment should continue until the patient is no longer clinically benefiting from therapy or until unacceptable toxicity occurs.

Usual Adult Dose for Hepatocellular Carcinoma:

400 mg twice a day at least one hour before or two hours after eating
Treatment should continue until the patient is no longer clinically benefiting from therapy or until unacceptable toxicity occurs.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Nexavar medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
200 mg120 $7.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
200 mg112 $3.00Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
200 mg120 $7.00Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
200 mg30 $458.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
200 mg90 $899.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

References

  1. Cancer.Net."Angiogenesis and Angiogenesis Inhibitors to Treat Cancer". http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-... (accessed September 18, 2017).

Nexavar - Frequently asked Questions

Can Nexavar be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Who should not take Nexavar?

You should not use Nexavar if you are allergic to it, 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;

  • lung 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

  • any allergies.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use Nexavar if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.

Use birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are receiving Nexavar, whether you are a man or a woman. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either parent is taking this medication. Keep using birth control for at least 2 weeks after your treatment ends.

It is not known whether Nexavar passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

How should I take Nexavar?

Nexavar is usually taken 2 times per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take Nexavar on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.

Do not crush, chew, or break a Nexavar tablet. Swallow it whole with water.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.

If you need surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon or dentist ahead of time that you are using Nexavar. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What other drugs will affect Nexavar?

Tell your doctor about all other cancer medicines you use, especially cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, docetaxel, doxorubicin, fluorouracil, gemcitabine, irinotecan, paclitaxel, or tamoxifen.

Many drugs can interact with Nexavar. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with Nexavar, especially:

  • dexamethasone;

  • neomycin;

  • St. John's wort;

  • a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin);

  • seizure medication--carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, phenytoin; or

  • tuberculosis medicine--rifabutin, rifampin.

This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with Nexavar. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Can Nexavar be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Nexavar be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology