How to Take Axitinib Tablets and Dose of Axitinib Tablets


Find out how to take Axitinib Tablets (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Axitinib Tablets


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

PO- The initial recommended dose is 5mg/day.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 


None.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a kinase inhibitor, prescribed for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma after failure of one prior systemic therapy.  It blocks the action of an abnormal protein, which helps in cancer cells multiplication.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, thyroid problem, liver impairment, blood clot events, bleeding problems, unhealed wound, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (20C to 25C).
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