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Nexavar is an anticancer medicine used to treat a certain type of liver, kidney or thyroid cancer called:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, a type of liver cancer), when it cannot be treated with surgery
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC, a type of kidney cancer)
  • Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC, a type of thyroid cancer) that can no longer be treated with radioactive iodine and is progressing


Do not take Nexavar if you have a specific type of lung cancer (squamous cell) and receive carboplatin and paclitaxel or if you are allergic to sorafenib or any of the other ingredients in Nexavar.


Before starting Nexavar, tell your doctor if you have: allergies, heart problems (including a problem called "congenital long QT syndrome") or chest pain, bleeding or bruising problems, high blood pressure, any planned surgical procedures, lung cancer or are being treated for lung cancer, kidney problems in addition to kidney cancer, or liver problems in addition to liver cancer.


Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

It is not known if Nexavar passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take Nexavar or breast-feed. You should not do both.


Nexavar may interact with certain other medicines and cause serious side effects so tell your doctor about all medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.


Especially tell your doctor if you are taking the following medicines: warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven�), neomycin, St. Johns Wort, dexamethasone, phenytoin (Fosphenytoin sodium, Dilantin, Phenytek), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol, Teril, Epitol), rifampin (Rifater, Rifamate, Rifadin, Rimactane), rifabutin (Mycobutin), phenobarbital.

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