Uses

This medication is used to treat various types of cancer (including kidney, thyroid, liver cancer). Cabozantinib belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking cabozantinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Since different forms of this medication (capsules, tablets) are used to treat different types of cancer, do not change forms of this medication unless directed by your doctor.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Do not take with food. Take it on an empty stomach. Do not eat for at least 2 hours before your dose and at least 1 hour after taking it.

Swallow this medication whole with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters). Do not open or crush the capsules or tablets.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). For children, the dosage is based on their body size. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

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