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What side effects has sunitinib in treatment for renal cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Common side effects include low blood counts, skin rash, mild nausea, mild diarrhea, fatigue, mouth sores, increased blood pressure, lowered thyroid function; these can be closely monitored and dose changes of sunitinib can help reducing side effects.
Less common side effects include liver damage and heart issues.

In brief: Variable

Common side effects include low blood counts, skin rash, mild nausea, mild diarrhea, fatigue, mouth sores, increased blood pressure, lowered thyroid function; these can be closely monitored and dose changes of sunitinib can help reducing side effects.
Less common side effects include liver damage and heart issues.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sunitinib

This drug may be associated with severe/fatal liver toxicity.
It may produce chf, heart attack, irregular heart rhythms, blood clots, hemorrhage, low blood cell counts (neutrophils & thrombocytes). However the benefits against renal ca may well outweigh the risks. Your oncologist will no doubt monitor liver and other functions very closely to prevent complications.

In brief: Sunitinib

This drug may be associated with severe/fatal liver toxicity.
It may produce chf, heart attack, irregular heart rhythms, blood clots, hemorrhage, low blood cell counts (neutrophils & thrombocytes). However the benefits against renal ca may well outweigh the risks. Your oncologist will no doubt monitor liver and other functions very closely to prevent complications.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Sunitinib is generally well tolerated.
However, it is associated with may side effects including fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, hypertension, a yellow skin discoloration, hand-foot skin reaction, and stomatitis, and in some cases heart problem. In renal cancer studies, the doses were reduced in up to 50% of patients because of side effects.

In brief: Many

Sunitinib is generally well tolerated.
However, it is associated with may side effects including fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, hypertension, a yellow skin discoloration, hand-foot skin reaction, and stomatitis, and in some cases heart problem. In renal cancer studies, the doses were reduced in up to 50% of patients because of side effects.
Dr. Hung Khong
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Skin and gi

There can be fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and a skin reaction involving the hands and feet.

In brief: Skin and gi

There can be fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and a skin reaction involving the hands and feet.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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