What is Sorafenib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Nexavar

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Sorafenib works to inhibit tumor growth and blood vessel production. It is used in the treatment of advanced renal cell cancer, and unresectable hepatocellular (liver) cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Desmoid tumor 1 1
Liver cancer 1 0
Lung cancer 1 0
Osteosarcoma 1 0
Renal cell cancer 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sorafenib

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Hair thinning 1
Hand-foot syndrome 1
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1
High blood pressure increased 1
Joint pain 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sorafenib

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 2
400 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sorafenib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Sorafenib

Duration

Currently taking Sorafenib

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Sorafenib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sorafenib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Imatinib (Gleevec) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Sorafenib.