Medication Information Leaflet
Lenvatinib is used to treat thyroid, liver and kidney cancers that have spread to other parts of the body.
Take Lenvatinib once a day. Take the exact dose that your doctor tells you to.
You may take it with or without food
Do not break open or crush the capsules. Swallow the capsule whole.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is less than 12 hours to your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
You or your partner becomes pregnant or is planning for pregnancy
You are breastfeeding
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
You have any other medical conditions (e.g. heart problems, high blood pressure)
You have any recent or upcoming surgery
Increased blood pressure
Feeling tired and lack of energy
Decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting
Mouth sores or ulcers
Rinse your mouth after every meal using an alcohol-free mouthwash or salt water
Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush
Joint or muscle ache, headache
Palms of the hands or soles of the feet may become numb, sore, red or dry
Moisturize these areas daily
Avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes
Symptoms of a drug allergy including one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
Abnormal heartbeat, chest pain or shortness of breath
Very bad swelling of hands, feet or lower legs
Dark urine or light coloured stools
Yellowing of your eyes or skin
Very bad diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain
Pain while urinating
Abnormal muscle cramps or numbness
Unusual weakness, tiredness or lightheadedness
Unusual bleeding, bruising, black sticky stools or blood in urine
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Avoid medicines that are known to interfere with heart rhythms.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
This article was last reviewed on
Saturday, April 30, 2022
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