Axitinib Tablets - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Axitinib Tablets

Generic Name : Axitinib Tablets
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Axitinib Tablets are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y43.3 Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Axitinib Tablets

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Why is Axitinib Tablets 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.

When should Axitinib Tablets not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Axitinib Tablets?

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

How should Axitinib Tablets be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Axitinib Tablets?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Axitinib Tablets?

Most Common - Diarrhea, high blood pressure, fatigue, decreased appetite, nausea, loss of voice, hand-foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia), weight loss, vomiting, weakness and constipation.
Miscellaneous - Hypothyroidism, cough, mucosal inflammation, joint pain, mouth ulcer, difficulty in breathing, abdominal pain, headache, pain in extremity, rash, protein in urine, taste disorder, indigestion, difficulty in swallowing, itching, hair loss, redness.

What are the other precautions for Axitinib Tablets?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Axitinib Tablets?

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