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Brand name: Sutent TM

Active ingredients: sunitinib

What it is used for

SUTENT is indicated for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. SUTENT is indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) after failure of imatinib mesylate treatment due to resistance or intolerance. SUTENT is indicated for the treatment of unresectable, well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (pancreatic NET).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Capsule with caramel cap and orange body containing yellow to orange granules, printed with white ink "Pfizer" on the cap and "STN 25 mg" on the body.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient sunitinib

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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