What is Sutent (sunitinib)?
Sunitinib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Sunitinib is used to treat certain types of advanced or progressive tumours of the digestive system, the pancreas, or the kidneys.
Sunitinib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Sutent (sunitinib)?
Sunitinib can cause severe or fatal effects on your liver. You will need frequent blood tests to check your liver function during treatment. Call your doctor if you have any signs of a liver problem, such as upper stomach pain, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Sutent (sunitinib)?
You should not use sunitinib if you are allergic to it.
To make sure sunitinib is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: