About Sutent

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About Sutent

Sunitinib is used in adults to treat cancers of the supporting connective tissue in abdominal organs. This treatment comes into play when the tumors are not removed by surgery or have already formed secondary tumors. The prerequisite is that prior treatment with the cytostatic imatinib was ineffective or was not tolerated.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Stop blood supply to new cancer cells
  • inhibit cancer cell growth
  • Preventing the formation of secondary tumors

Sunitinib works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of sunitinib.
Please also read the information on the drug group cytostatics,
to which the active ingredient sunitinib belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance sunitinib

Sunitinib is used in adults to treat cancers of the supporting connective tissue in abdominal organs. This treatment comes into play when the tumors are not removed by surgery or have already formed secondary tumors. The prerequisite is that prior treatment with the cytostatic imatinib was ineffective or was not tolerated.

Also cancer of the kidney cells adult who has already formed subsidiary tumors can be treated with sunitinib.

In addition, the drug is used to treat adults with non-operable forms of pancreatic cancer that have already formed and are still growing on their offspring.

Sunitinib is rarely used as a first-choice drug. Mostly, pretreatments with other cytotoxic drugs precede it.

For the following application areas of Sunitinib , in-depth information is available:

How Sunitinib Works

Sunitinib belongs to the active ingredient group of cytostatic drugs.

It inhibits various enzymes (tyrosine kinases) associated with cancer growth, the rebuilding of blood vessels to supply the tumor and the development of secondary cancers in cancer.

Potential Sutent side effects may include:

Sutent used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
  1. Samuel S. Riley says:
    3.0 rating

    Sutent for Metastasis; Kidney cell carcinoma

    In Sutent in the first cycle, partly violent nausea with vomiting, severe constipation and bone pain. Two weeks but also ok. The 14-day break unfortunately with severe nausea (half-life of the drug!), And pleurisy. Now, at the beginning of the second cycle, rapids drop sharply to 9.5 (kidney is out), Epo injected. Bisphosphonates so far without side effects

  2. Agustina D. Ng says:
    2.5 rating

    Constipation, loss of taste, swollen lymph glands, sleep disorders

    Side effects: Constipation
  3. Tyrone E. Sudduth says:
    4.0 rating

    Sutent for Kidney cell carcinoma

    I have been taking Sutent for 6 months, each in a 28-day cycle followed by a 2-week break. The following side effects have occurred with me: dry oral mucosa, partial loss of sense of taste, suction. Burning tongue; extremely high sensitivity to warm food and drinks. In addition, a painful callus on the ball of the foot that can not be surgically removed. Now and then slight yellowish skin discoloration. All of these side effects disappear after 2-3 days after discontinuation of Sutent (28-day end of cycle). After re-admission after the 2-week break, the listed side effects recur more or less after about 1 week. Since this drug, at least for me, the desired effect, ie metastasis in the abdomen (abdomen) has stopped so far, I take the side effects gladly in purchasing.

    Side effects: Jaundice; Taste alteration
  4. Aaron M. Marsh says:
    4.0 rating

    Sutent for Metastasis; Kidney cell carcinoma

    – headache – body aches – reduced sense of taste – high fever (40 gr.), Decreased after antibiotic treatment. – Depression – discoloration of the skin in the first 14 days, skin became yellowish. In the medication break, the complaints were better.

  5. Lin R. Brown says:
    3.0 rating

    Sutent for Kidney cell carcinoma

    At the beginning of therapy loss of appetite, nosebleeds, fatigue; Hair loss every cycle u. significant weight loss, but probably due to tumor .; constant freezing for 4 months, after taking thyroid hormone largely eliminated. Hair loss still exists

    Side effects: Weight loss; Anorexia; Fatigue
  6. Brandon N. Kessler says:
    3.0 rating

    Sutent for Kidney cell carcinoma

    Undertow. Handfusssyndrom (painful pressure points on the feet, detachment of the skin) occasionally diarrhea, tiredness tongue burn skin discoloration occasionally joint complaints blood picture changes gag reflex New now: Thorax pain and Schluckbescherden without explanation

  7. Richard L. Manion says:
    1.5 rating

    Diarrhea after every meal

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  8. Curtis N. Hunter says:
    2.0 rating

    Sutent for Kidney cell carcinoma

    Use in metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the lungs / bones / lymph nodes / brain forgetfulness vomiting dizziness diarrhea colic headache memory gaps tastelessness etc

    Side effects: Headache; Diarrhea
  9. Cameron B. Burton says:
    4.0 rating

    Sutent for Kidney cell carcinoma

    Use in lung metastatic renal cell carcinoma. painful flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, The drug is taken for 4 weeks, then a 2-week break. In the first cycles of administration, the patient had significant side effects, which are also described on the package leaflet. In the resting phase, these complaints were gone. Now, however, these side effects are less but very painful flatulence with alternating constipation and diarrhea all the time. The diet was already changed some time ago.

    Side effects: Flatulence; Constipation; Diarrhea