CABOZANTINIB TABLET (CABOMETYX)

CABOZANTINIB TABLET (CABOMETYX)

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Overview Of Cabozantinib 20mg Tablet

Cabometyx (Cabozantinib) is used to treat certain types of cancer (kidney, thyroid, liver). This medication works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. The recommended dose of medicine is decided by your medical advisor. This medicine comes in the form of tablets and is to be taken on an empty stomach. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without obtaining permission from your doctor. Some side effects may occur during your treatment with this medicine. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.

Pharmacodynamics Of Cabometyx (Cabozantinib 20mg Tablet) 

Cabozantinib suppresses metastasis, angiogenesis, and oncogenesis by inhibiting receptor tyrosine kinases. After oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed in 2-5 hours.

Side Effect Of  Cabometyx (Cabozantinib 20mg Tablet) 

This medicine may cause some serious and unwanted side effects. Which requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Do not forget to discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

Common Side Effects 

  • Blurred vision
  • Severe headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Coughing up blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Change in taste
  • Joint pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Anxiety
  • Pounding in ears
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blood clots
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dehydration
  • Fainting
  • Anemia
  • Swelling
  • Wounds that don’t heal
  • Jaw pain
  • Hypertension
  • Numbness
  • Heartburn
  • Sunken eyes

Note- if a side effect occurs, immediately contact your doctor. 

Dosage

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew. Take this medicine on an empty stomach. Take this medicine one hour before or two hours after the meals.

Missed Dose 

  •  It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Overdose 

  • In case of an overdose, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Usage Of Cabometyx (Cabozantinib) 

Cabometyx is used to treat metastatic kidney or thyroid cancer. This medication works by blocking signals that allow cancer cells to grow and multiply. This medicine also helps to block the growth of new blood vessels in the area of the tumor. Take this medicine on an empty stomach. Take this medicine one hour before or two hours after the meals. Your doctor will set your dosing schedule according to your medical conditions and response to the treatment.

Do not stop the use of this medicine without taking permission from your doctor. Take this medicine as prescribed by your medical advisor. Try not to miss your regular dosing schedule. Protect this medicine from heat and light.

Warnings

Before starting treatment with the Cabometyx tablet, do not forget to discuss your previous medical history with your doctor.

  •  Contraception 
    • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Children and adolescents 
    • This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents.

Warnings For Female 

  • Pregnancy 
    • Cabometyx tablets shouldn’t be used by women who are pregnant. It is recommended that this medication should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding 
    • This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medication.

General Warning And Precautions

  • This medication delays wound healing.
  • Do not take this medicine with food.
  • Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking this medicine.
  • Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine.
  • This drug may cause dizziness.
  • Before starting treatment tell the doctor about your previous medical history.
  • Do not receive any vaccinations before consulting with your doctor.

Cautions

  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
  • Not safe for pregnant women.
  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
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