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Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Salt Composition : Sorafenib
Manufacturer : INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
30 Tablet(s) In A Bottle
Introduction to Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Sonora 200mg Tablet belongs to the group of medicines called anti-cancer. It consists of the active ingredient Sorafenib which is indicated for advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) in patients ineligible for surgery, and differentiated thyroid carcinoma (thyroid cancer) in patients who are not responsive to radioactive iodine therapy.
Diarrhea, tiredness, stomach pain, nausea, weakness, rashes, flu-like illness, appetite loss, nausea, weight loss, and low blood calcium levels are common side effects of Sonora 200mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects disturb or persist with you.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this Tablet and its ingredients. Before starting treatment with this tablet, you should tell your physician if you have heart problems, chest pain, bleeding problems, high blood pressure, or have had or are about to have surgery. Use effective contraception during the therapy and for 6 months after the last dose if you are a woman or 3 months after the last dose if you are a man.
Uses of Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Sonora 200mg Tablet is used to treat:
- Advanced renal cell carcinoma
- Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be surgically treated
- Advanced papillary and follicular Hurtle cell thyroid carcinoma
Therapeutic Effects of Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Sonora 200mg Tablet works by inhibiting multiple receptor tyrosine kinases (enzymes), primarily vascular endothelial growth factor receptors and platelet-derived growth factor-β receptors. This prevents the development of blood vessels in tumor cells (angiogenesis) and arrests the growth and spread of the tumor cells to other organs.
Interaction of Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, or herbal products that you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications tend to interact with Sonora 200 mg tablet and decrease its effectiveness.
More Information about Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Store below 30°C in a dry place.
How to consume Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Take the Sonora 200 mg tablet without food (1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal). Swallow with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew the tablets.
Safety Advices for Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
It is unsafe to use Sonora 200mg Tablet during pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. Inform your physician before starting this treatment if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Your physician will conduct a pregnancy test before prescribing this medicine.
Do not breastfeed during treatment with Sonora 200mg Tablet and for two weeks after the last dose. It is vital to let your physician know if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed before starting treatment with this drug.
Sonora 200 mg tablet should be cautiously administered in patients with certain lung problems. Consult your doctor if you have any lung disorders.
Sonora 200 mg tablet should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Sonora 200mg Tablet as it can cause unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, or difficulty in concentrating.
This medicine could cause peripheral sensory neuropathy that causes an impact on driving. Hence, avoid driving or doing things that require focus during this treatment period.
Side Effects of Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Stevens Johnsons Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrosis
- Decreased blood flow to the heart
- Increased risk of bleeding (blood in urine, stool, vomit, cough, etc)
- High BP
- Skin problems
- Liver problems
- Problems in wound healing
- Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea
- Tiredness and weakness
- Hair thinning and patchy hair loss
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Low levels of calcium in the blood
- Flu-like illness
Word of Advice
It is advised to seek immediate medical attention if you have swelling in your lower legs, fast heartbeats, or trouble breathing. It may be a sign of heart problems. It may result in bleeding hence inform your doctor if you see blood in stools or urine.
Q 1. Can a diabetic person take Sonora 200mg Tablet?
Yes, Sonora 200mg Tablet is safe to be taken by diabetic individuals. However, only take it after seeing a doctor, as they may change the dose based on the patient's condition.
Q 2. What are the conditions under which Sonora 200mg Tablet use is prohibited?
Sonora 200mg Tablet is not recommended for people who are allergic to any of its ingredients, have squamous cell lung cancer, or are already taking carboplatin and paclitaxel.
Q 3. When should I stop taking Sonora 200mg Tablet as a treatment?
Sonora 200mg Tablet should be discontinued if a person experiences a major adverse effect that impairs their quality of life. If not, you must continue taking this medication until your physician instructs you to stop.
Q 4. What class of medication is Sonora 200mg Tablet?
Sonora 200mg Tablet belongs to the group of medicines called anti-tumor and tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
Q 5. I am pregnant. Can I use Sonora 200mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Sonora 200mg Tablet should not be taken during pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. It is better to use effective contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine or for at least six months after taking the final dose.
Fact Box of Sonora 200mg Tablet 30's
Molecule name: Sorafenib
|Therapeutic class: Tyrosine kinase inhibitor|
Pharmacological class: Anti-Neoplastics
1. Advanced renal cell carcinoma
2. Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be surgically treated
3. Advanced papillary and follicular Hurtle cell thyroid carcinoma
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