What is Sunitinib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sutent

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Sunitinib is an antineoplastic agent, tyrosine kinase inhibitor, also known as a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor. It is used in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and treatment of advanced renal cell cancer (RCC).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Renal cell cancer 8 8
Lung metastasis 2 2
Bone metastases 1 1
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors 1 0
Lymphangiomatosis 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 2
Moderate 5
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sunitinib

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2
Elevated blood pressure 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bleeding (hemorrhage) 1
Change in taste 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sunitinib

Dosage Patients
37.5 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Sunitinib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Sunitinib

Duration

Currently taking Sunitinib

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Sunitinib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Sunitinib.