Votrient ( Pazopanib) is a prescription medication that is used to treat kidney cancer. It may also be used to treat other types of cancer. Pazopanib belongs to the class of medications known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It works by interfering with the pathways by decreasing the blood supply to the cancer cells to slow tumor growth. Votrient should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age. This medication is usually once daily on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.
Canadian Pharmacy King offers the brand Votrient from Turkey manufactured by Glaxo and Australia by Novartis. There is no generic available for this medication. Votrient is available in the strength of 400 mg tablets.
The common side effects may include altered sense of taste, diarrhea, feeling tired or weak, headache, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting and numbness tingling and redness in hands or feet.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Signs of an infection;
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Signs of an underactive thyroid;
• Swelling ankles or feet;
• Underactive thyroid;
• Unusual tiredness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call you doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Votrient if you are allergic to Pazopanib 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 slow wound healing or cause healing wounds to reopen. You should us caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters to lower the chance of getting cut, bruised or injured and avoid activities such as contact sports. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant because Pazopanib may harm and unborn baby. Men and women should both use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for at least 2 weeks after treatment. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.
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