Votrient Tablet (Pazopanib)
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
Soft tissue sarcoma
|MANUFACTURER||Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|PACKAGING||30 tablets in 1 bottle|
Votrient Tablet (Pazopanib) is a protein kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of kidney cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.
Votrient Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Diarrhea and high blood pressure are the most common side effects of this medicine. Doctor may advise for regular monitoring of your blood pressure while on treatment. Drink plenty of fluids to overcome diarrhea or consult with your doctor if it bothers you. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Hence, inform your doctor if you experience fever, flu-like symptoms and shortness of breath.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF VOTRIENT TABLET
- Kidney cancer
- Soft tissue sarcoma
BENEFITS OF VOTRIENT TABLET
In Kidney cancer
In Soft tissue sarcoma
SIDE EFFECTS OF VOTRIENT TABLET
Common side effects of Votrient
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
- Change in color of hair
- High blood pressure
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- Taste change
- Abnormal skin pigmentation
- Hair discoloration
- Tumor pain
HOW TO USE VOTRIENT TABLET
HOW VOTRIENT TABLET WORKS
Use of Votrient Tablet is not advised in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.