Nexavar (sorafenib) is a cancer medication that
interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Nexavar is used to treat liver cancer, thyroid
cancer, or a type of kidney cancer called advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Nexavar may also be used for purposes not listed in
this medication guide.
You should not use Nexavar if you have squamous cell
lung cancer and you are being treated with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and
paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol, Abraxane).
Nexavar can cause heart problems. Stop taking this
medicine and call your doctor at once if you have chest pain and severe
dizziness, fainting, sweating, or feeling short of breath.
Nexavar can also cause severe bleeding. Call your
doctor if you have blood in your urine or stools, abnormal vaginal bleeding,
severe stomach pain, coughing up blood, or any bleeding that will not stop.
Before taking this
You should not use Nexavar if you are allergic to
sorafenib, or if you have squamous cell lung cancer and you are being treated
with carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol, Abraxane).
To make sure Nexavar is safe for you, tell your
doctor if you have:
·Kidney or liver problems other than cancer;
·A bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as