This medication is usually used to treat liver, kidney, and thyroid cancer. It works by slowing down the growth of cancer cells. Healthcare providers may also prescribe this medicine for other purposes not listed in this document. Sorafenib is the active ingredient of Soranib 200 mg. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, hypromellose, sodium lauryl sulfate, ferric oxide, titanium dioxide, and others. Soranib 200 mg belongs to the class of medicines called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Do not use this product without a physician’s approval because you may experience unpleasant results.
The manufacturer of Soranib 200 mg is Cipla Ltd.
Two tablets daily are usually considered the recommended dose or as directed by your healthcare professional. Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass of water, preferably on an empty stomach. While swallowing, it is not recommended to crush, break, or chew the pill because you may experience an unpleasant taste in your mouth. You should not use other beverages such as alcohol to administer this medicine because you may experience severe adverse effects. In case you notice an upset stomach or nausea, you can administer the pill whole by mouth. To get the most benefit from Soranib 200 mg, it is advised to use it at evenly spaced times.
Do not administer more tablets without the doctor’s approval because it will not treat your condition faster. In some cases, your doctor may gradually increase the dosage for several weeks.
Measure carefully the dose with a special spoon or cup if you intend to use the liquid form of this medicine. In case you use a household teaspoon, you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase your risk of side effects. Talk with your doctor if you do not notice any improvements in your disease in the first two months of treatment.
Healthcare professionals may prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on your age, response to treatment, other medications that you may be using, and the severity of the health condition. It is recommended to consult a doctor before taking this medication if you are not sure what dosage is better for you. In addition, continue taking this medication even if you feel well because if you stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval symptoms may return.
- Soranib 200 mg
Missed Dose: Sometimes, you may forget to administer a dose. Thus, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment. It is not allowed to administer an increased dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of adverse effects.
Overdose: Rarely, if you administer more tablets than your doctor prescribes, you may experience an overdose. Symptoms of overdose include irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, breathing problems, and others. Talk to a doctor for more details.
Side Effects of Soranib 200 mg
All medicines may give you certain side effects and Soranib 200 mg is not an exception. However, if your body adjusts to this medication, you may not notice any of the following side effects. Some factors that can cause side effects are overdose and allergy. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Most patients ignore this category of side effects. However, it is recommended to inform your healthcare professional if you experience any of the following side effects. Dehydration is one factor that can cause mild side effects. Hence, to diminish this problem, you should increase your water intake. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
The following side effects usually are not dangerous for the patients. Therefore, they can continue the treatment safely. Your physician may help you to prevent or avoid side effects. For example:
Severe Side Effects
In rare cases, you may notice this category of side effects. Stop using Soranib 200 mg and consult a doctor at once if you experience any of the following side effects. Check some examples below:
- Extreme fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Painful blisters on hands and feet
This article does not contain a complete list of adverse effects. Inform your physician if you experience any of the side effects listed above or any other effects.
Some medicines may interact with Sorafenib and decrease the effectiveness of the drug or even increase the risk of side effects. However, you should inform your doctor about all products that you are using. For example prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and others. Check some examples below:
- Vitamin D
Check below certain disease interactions:
- Renal dysfunction
This document does not contain all possible drug and disease interactions. That’s why you should consult a doctor before taking this medication. Moreover, do not stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may notice undesired results.
Before using Soranib 200 mg, you should inform your physician if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. In addition, share your medical history with your doctor. Check some examples below:
- Reduced level of calcium in the blood (hypocalcemia)
- Swallowing problems
- Severe kidney disease
- Stomach or intestinal ulcers
- Esophagus problems (such as achalasia)
- Heart disease (such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, and others)
Do not use this medication without the doctor’s prescription if you are a pregnant woman. Otherwise, it may harm your unborn baby. Talk to a doctor before breastfeeding because it is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.
- Information in this document may be different from the doctor’s prescription. Thus, to treat your medical conditions fast and safely, you should follow the doctor’s recommendations only.
- Do not use Soranib 200 mg after the expiry date because it may increase the risk of severe side effects.
- It is not allowed to share this medicine with others, especially with children because it may be harmful to them.