Axitinib interferes with the growth of some cancer cells.

Axitinib is used to treat advanced kidney cancer.

Axitinib is usually given after other cancer medicine has been tried without success.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking axitinib:

    More common:
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    bleeding gums
    bloody nose
    blurred vision
    cloudy urine
    confusion
    constipation
    coughing up blood
    decreased urination
    depressed mood
    difficult or labored breathing
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness
    dry mouth
    dry skin and hair
    fainting
    feeling cold
    hair loss
    hoarseness or husky voice
    incoherent speech
    increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
    increased urination
    lightheadedness
    loss of appetite
    metallic taste
    muscle cramps and stiffness
    muscle weakness
    nausea
    nervousness
    nosebleeds
    paralysis
    pounding in the ears
    rapid breathing
    red or black, tarry stools
    red or dark brown urine
    redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
    scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
    slow or fast heartbeat
    sunken eyes
    thirst
    tightness in the chest
    tingling of the hands and feet
    ulceration of the skin
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting
    weight gain or loss
    wrinkled skin
    Less common:
    Anxiety
    bleeding from the gums or nose
    bleeding from the rectum
    bloody, black or tarry stools
    change in vision
    chest pain or discomfort
    extreme drowsiness
    eye pain
    heartburn
    inability to speak
    indigestion
    numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, or legs
    pain in the chest, groin, or legs
    pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
    pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
    pale skin
    ringing in the ears
    seizures
    sensitivity to heat
    severe headaches of sudden onset
    severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
    slurred speech
    sudden loss of coordination
    sudden onset of slurred speech
    sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
    sudden vision changes
    sweating
    temporary blindness
    trouble sleeping
    trouble speaking, thinking, or walking
    troubled breathing with exertion
    uncomfortable swelling around the anus
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
    weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with axitinib may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Belching
    change in taste
    cough
    cracked lips
    decreased appetite
    diarrhea
    difficulty with moving
    itching skin or rash
    joint pain
    lack or loss of strength
    loss of taste
    muscle aches or pain
    pain in the arms or legs
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
    stomach discomfort or upset
    swelling or inflammation of the mouth
    swollen joints
    upper stomach pain
    voice changes
    Less common:
    Burning sensation of the tongue
    continuous ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    flushing or redness of the skin
    hearing loss
    thinning of the hair
    unusually warm skin
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