Cabometyx (Cabozantinib) is a prescription medication that is used to treat certain types of cancer including kidney, liver and thyroid cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Cabozantinib belongs to the class of medications known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. This medication works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. This medication is usually taken once daily or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently carries the brand Cabometyx from Canada manufactured by Ipsen Biopharm. There is no generic available for this medication. Cabometyx is available in the strength of 60 mg tablets. The 20 mg and 40 mg tablets are currently unavailable.
The common side effects may include constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, hoarseness, lightening of hair color, mouth sores, nausea, taste changes, vomiting and weakness.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Frothy urine;
• Redness, pain, swelling or blisters on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet;
• Signs of low calcium blood level such as mental or mood changes, seizures;
• Swelling of hands or feet;
• Symptoms of jawbone problem
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Cabometyx if you are allergic to Cabozantinib or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. Cabozantinib can make you more likely to get infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This medication may harm an unborn baby. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.
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