INLYTA is a prescription medicine used to treat advanced kidney cancer (advanced renal cell carcinoma or RCC) when one prior drug treatment for this disease has not worked or has stopped working.
Taking INLYTA
Prepare for
your treatment.
The INLYTA Treatment Checklist is a tool to help you navigate your treatment. You can use it to record your dose, the medicines you are on, and contact information for your healthcare team.
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Important information to know as you start taking INLYTA
INLYTA is available as a tablet and offers the ease of being taken by mouth. Before starting INLYTA, it’s important to talk first with your doctor about any conditions you may have, as well as any medicines you might be taking.

Before taking INLYTA
Tell your doctor if you:
Have high blood pressure
Have thyroid problems
Have liver problems
Have a history of blood clots in your veins or arteries (types of blood vessels), including stroke, heart attack, or change in vision
Have any bleeding problems
Have an unhealed wound
Plan to have surgery. You should stop taking INLYTA at least 24 hours before planned surgery
Have any other medical conditions

For females, tell your doctor if you:
Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Taking INLYTA during pregnancy may cause the death of an unborn baby or birth defects. You should not become pregnant while taking INLYTA. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
Are able to become pregnant. You should use effective birth control during your treatment with INLYTA. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods to prevent pregnancy while you are taking INLYTA
Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if INLYTA passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take INLYTA or breastfeed. You should not do both

For males:
Use effective birth control during your treatment with INLYTA. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods
If your female partner becomes pregnant while you are taking INLYTA, tell your doctor right away

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. INLYTA and certain other medicines can affect each other causing serious side effects.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Dexamethasone   St. John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum)

Medicine for:
Asthma
Tuberculosis
Seizures
Bacterial infections
Fungal infections
Depression
HIV/AIDS

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above. If you are taking any medicines for the conditions listed above, your doctor might need to prescribe a different medicine or your dose of INLYTA may need to be changed. Talk with your doctor before you start taking any new medicine.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Grapefruit-Free Zone
Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit. Grapefruit may increase the amount of INLYTA in your blood.


How to take INLYTA
INLYTA comes in 1-mg and 5-mg tablets. Your doctor will tell you which tablets you should take.
Take INLYTA exactly as prescribed by your doctor
Your doctor may change your dose if needed
INLYTA can be taken with or without food
Take INLYTA 2 times a day approximately 12 hours apart
Swallow INLYTA tablets whole with a glass of water
Your doctor should check your blood pressure regularly during treatment with INLYTA
If you vomit or miss a dose of INLYTA, take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time
If you take too much INLYTA, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away

Helpful reminders for taking each dose
Make medicine a part of your daily routine. Take your medicine every day at the same times, 12 hours apart. For example, you may want to take it when you wake up in the morning and just after dinner.
Use a weekly or monthly pill caddy. It can help you keep count of your tablets in advance, and to remember to take each day’s dosage.
Plan ahead. If possible, get your refills before your next treatment cycle starts.
Place your pill bottle in plain sight. Keep your medicine where you will see it, such as on your nightstand. Just make sure it is out of the reach of children and pets.
Always carry an extra dose with you. No matter where you are, you will always have your medicine on hand.
Use a calendar. Record your dosage times on a calendar or planner. You can then check off each dose as you take it.
Use a journal to track your medicine and when it is time to take it. You can also use it to track symptoms and side effects for doctor visits.
Ask for a reminder. A caregiver, friend, or family member can help remind you to take each dose of your medicine. Just ask.
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