|This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.||Revised: August 2020|
SUTENT® (su TENT)
|What is the most important information I should know about SUTENT?|
SUTENT can cause serious side effects including:
See "What are the possible side effects of SUTENT?" for more information about side effects.
|What is SUTENT?|
SUTENT is a prescription medicine used to treat:
|Before taking SUTENT tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:|
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using SUTENT with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects.
You may have an increased risk of severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis) if you take SUTENT and a bisphosphonate medicine. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking or have taken an osteoporosis medicine.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
|How should I take SUTENT?|
|What are possible side effects of SUTENT?|
SUTENT may cause serious side effects, including:
|Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicine for you to treat high blood pressure, if needed. Your healthcare provider may temporarily stop your treatment with SUTENT until your high blood pressure is controlled.|
|Your healthcare provider:|
|Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any signs or symptoms of severe low blood sugar during your treatment with SUTENT.|
|The medicine in SUTENT is yellow, and it may make your skin look yellow. Your skin and hair may get lighter in color. SUTENT may also cause other skin problems including: dryness, thickness or cracking of the skin. |
These are not all of the possible side effects of SUTENT. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
|How do I store SUTENT?|
|General information about the safe and effective use of SUTENT.|
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use SUTENT for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give SUTENT to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about SUTENT that is written for health professionals.
|What are the ingredients in SUTENT?|
Active ingredient: sunitinib malate
Inactive ingredients: mannitol, croscarmellose sodium, povidone (K-25), and magnesium stearate.
Orange gelatin capsule shells: titanium dioxide, and red iron oxide.
Caramel gelatin capsule shells: titanium dioxide, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and black iron oxide.
Yellow gelatin capsule shells: titanium dioxide and yellow iron oxide.
White printing ink: shellac, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, povidone, and titanium dioxide.
Black printing ink: shellac, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide and black iron oxide.
Gleevec® is a registered trademark of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
For more information go to www.SUTENT.com or call 1-877-5-SUTENT.
SUTENT®Medication Guide (sunitinib malate)
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