Panzopinab: Uses & Side Effects

Panzopinab is used to treat kidney cancer. It is used to treat soft tissue sarcoma. It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

How is this medicine (Pazopanib) best taken?

Use pazopanib as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Take on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

Do not take antacids at the same time as pazopanib. Talk with your doctor.

Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.

Keep taking pazopanib as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.

Tell all of your health care providers that you take pazopanib. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

High blood pressure has happened with pazopanib. Have your blood pressure checked as you have been told by your doctor.

Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.

You may need to have an ECG checked before starting pazopanib and while taking it. Talk with your doctor.

Have your urine checked as you have been told by your doctor.

If you have upset stomach, throwing up, diarrhea, or are not hungry, talk with your doctor. There may be ways to lower these side effects.

This medicine may affect how wounds heal. If you need to have surgery, you may need to stop pazopanib before surgery. Start taking it again after surgery as you have been told by your doctor. Talk with your doctor.

You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.

If you are 65 or older, use pazopanib with care. You could have more side effects.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Pazopanib?

If you have an allergy to pazopanib or any other part of pazopanib.

If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

If you have liver disease.

If you are taking any of these drugs: Cimetidine, dexlansoprazole, esomeprazole, famotidine, lansoprazole, nizatidine, omeprazole, pantoprazole, rabeprazole, or ranitidine.

If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with pazopanib, like certain drugs that are used for HIV, infections, or seizures. There are many drugs that must not be taken with pazopanib.

If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take pazopanib and for 2 weeks after your last dose.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with pazopanib.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take pazopanib with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Side Effects

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Not hungry.
  • Change in taste.
  • Mouth irritation or mouth sores.
  • Change in color of skin.
  • Change in color of hair.
  • Hair loss.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Bone pain.
  • Weight loss.
  • Not able to sleep.
  • Change in nails.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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