Votrient is a medication used in the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. The active ingredient in Votrient is Pazopanib. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and is available in the form of tablets in a pack of 30 tablets, each containing 200 mg of Pazopanib.
Votrient is used to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. It works by inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
HOW TO USE:
Votrient should be taken orally with or without food, as directed by your doctor. The recommended dose is usually one tablet daily, taken at the same time each day. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water, do not crush or chew the tablet.
Votrient should be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C) in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Votrient contains Pazopanib, which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It works by blocking the activity of abnormal proteins that are responsible for the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Votrient should be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease, or heart disease. It should also be used with caution in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Votrient is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Pazopanib or any other inactive ingredients in the medication. It should also not be used in patients with severe liver disease.
Votrient may interact with other medications, such as ketoconazole and rifampin, to affect their efficacy. Inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking to avoid any interactions.
Overdose of Votrient can cause severe side effects such as liver damage and electrolyte imbalances. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Common side effects of Votrient include nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and high blood pressure. It may also cause severe side effects such as liver toxicity, heart failure, and bleeding. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any severe side effects while taking Votrient.