Before you take INLYTA, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. INLYTA and certain other medicines can affect each other causing serious side effects. Talk with your doctor before you start taking any new medicine. Especially tell your doctor if you take dexamethasone, St. John's Wort (hypericum perforatum), or medicine for asthma, bacterial infections, depression, tuberculosis, fungal infections, HIV/AIDS, or seizures.
Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding. Women should not take INLYTA if they are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. Taking INLYTA during pregnancy may cause death of an unborn baby or birth defects. Both men and women taking INLYTA should use effective birth control during treatment with INLYTA. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods, or if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
INLYTA may cause serious side effects, including:
High blood pressure (hypertension). In a clinical study, hypertension occurred as early as 4 days into treatment. On average, this increase was seen within the first month of treatment. Your doctor should check your blood pressure regularly during treatment with INLYTA.
If you develop blood pressure problems, your doctor may prescribe medicine to treat your high blood pressure, lower your dose, or stop your treatment with INLYTA
Thyroid gland problems. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your thyroid gland function before and during your treatment with INLYTA. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms during your treatment with INLYTA:
Problem with blood clots in your veins or arteries. Get emergency help and call your doctor if you get any of the following symptoms:
Bleeding. INLYTA can cause bleeding which can be serious, and sometimes lead to death. Call your doctor or get medical help if you develop any bleeding, including:
Tear in your stomach or intestinal wall (perforation). Because this can be serious and sometimes lead to death, get medical help right away if you get the following symptoms:
Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (RPLS). A condition called reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) can happen while taking INLYTA. Call you doctor right away if you get:
Increased protein in your urine. Your doctor should check your urine for protein before and during your treatment with INLYTA. If you develop protein in your urine, your doctor may decrease your dose of INLYTA or stop your treatment
Change in liver function. Your doctor should do blood tests before and during your treatment with INLYTA to check your liver function
The most common side effects of INLYTA include:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of INLYTA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
INLYTA is a prescription medicine used to treat advanced kidney cancer (advanced renal cell carcinoma or RCC) when one prior drug treatment for this disease has not worked or has stopped working.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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