Preparing your loved one for possible side effects
During treatment with SUTENT, many patients have side effects. Some can be managed but others are more serious and may not be manageable.
A healthcare provider may change a patient's dose or stop treatment. To learn more about the side effects that may be experienced, visit the Possible Side Effects section. It’s important to know that there are things that your loved one and his or her doctor can do to help manage the impact of many of the side effects that may occur.
For a list of common side effects and management tips, visit Side Effect Tips now.
Managing the Most Common Side Effects
During treatment with SUTENT, your loved one may experience common SUTENT side effects, such as:
- SUTENT is yellow, and it may make his/her skin look yellow. His/her skin and hair may get lighter in color
- Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, upset stomach, abdominal pain, and constipation. Talk with his/her healthcare provider about ways to handle these problems
- Rash or other skin changes, including drier, thicker, or cracking skin
- Blisters or a rash on the palms of his/her hands and soles of his/her feet
- Taste changes
- Loss of appetite
- Pain or swelling in his/her arms or legs
- Shortness of breath
- Bleeding, such as nosebleeds or bleeding from cuts