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General Information on Cabozantinib

Generic Name : Cabozantinib

Latest prescription information about Cabozantinib. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cabozantinib

International- Cometriq.

Why is Cabozantinib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-neoplstic agent (kinase inhibitor), prescribed for medullary thyroid cancer. It stops the growth of cancer cells by by blocking Tyrosine kinases.

When should Cabozantinib not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None

What is the dosage of Cabozantinib?

The recommended dose is 140 mg orally, once daily.

How should Cabozantinib be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cabozantinib?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, coughing up blood or bleeding, open wound, liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Patient may develop severe bleeding episodes (serious effects) that can lead to death. If it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

Stop this medication immediately if you have experienced any one of the following: fistula formation, severe hemorrhage, heart attack, stroke, nephrotic syndrome, osteonecrosis of the jaw and leukoencephalopathy syndrome.

What are the side effects of Cabozantinib?

   Most Common : Diarrhea, mouth ulcer, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome (PPES), decreased weight, decreased appetite, nausea, fatigue, mouth pain, hair color changes, taste disorder, high blood pressure, abdominal pain, and constipation.
   Serious Effects : Coughing up blood or blood clots, blood vomiting, black stools, unusual bleeding.

What are the other precautions for Cabozantinib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cabozantinib?

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

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