Sutent

Last Update May 25, 2016
Sutent is a cancer medication.
Uses: Sutent is prescribed for Kidney Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
Other brands: Sunitinib
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3.1
Concern level
2.4
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Positive 1,261 "On Sutent for 9 months and was extremely fatigued but minimally nauseous. ...No new tumors seem to have appeared. ...My quality of life has not seemed to have decreased and I feel blessed everyday that... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 1,569 "My husband was on his 3rd round of Sutent and has such terrible side effect and a very painful bottom. They took him off the Sutent early but his bottom is not getting better."Read more negative discussions
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Kidney failure, exhaustion after 14 days on Sutent
| klputman
My brother is 56 years old, diagnosed with kidney tumor August 2015, had kidney removed, told it was all contained, no signs of advancing disease. Forward to January 2016 while having MRI and CT scans for back problems, the neurosurgeon questioned several lesions in bilateral lungs, upper and lower lobes as well as a "hot spot" in surgical area where kidney had been removed. Fast forward to February appointment with an oncologist and told he had stage IV clear cell kidney cancer with mets to lungs. After another two weeks of baseline testing and x-rays, he was started on Sutent, 2 weeks on, 1 week off. He finished 14 days with little side effects but his week OFF the medication, started having all kinds of problems, constipation, stopped urinating, exhausted...so was admitted to hospital with complete renal failure. Has had dialysis 4 times now, starting to make some urine and it is clearing, had been dark and bloody. 5 days in hospital and today exhausted. He should have restarted Sutent but has not, wanting to get thru this first but now wondering, if the Sutent is what caused his kidney failure? Appreciate any and all comments.

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Sutent rash
| Tmarie22
I'm currently taking sutent and I've recently been getting a itchy rash in some places. Is anyone experiencing this or has experienced it?

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Facts about Sutent

What does Sutent treat?
What does Sutent look like?
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Strength : 12.5 mg
Pill imprint : Pfizer;STN;12;5;mg
Color : Orange
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 25 mg
Pill imprint : Pfizer;STN;25;mg
Color : Orange,Brown
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 50 mg
Pill imprint : Pfizer;STN;50;mg
Color : Brown
Shape : Capsule
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D Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Sutent during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Sutent
There may be a negative interaction between Sutent and alcohol.
How do I obtain Sutent?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Sutent?
Pill
What dosages are available?
Capsule: 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or seville oranges because grapefruit/seville oranges may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Sunitinib Malate
Approval Date
January 26, 2006
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