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What is Cabometyx?

Cabometyx is a kinase inhibitor, a type of enzyme inhibitor that blocks the action of certain protein kinases.

Cabometyx is used to treat advanced kidney cancer, sometimes in combination with another medicine called nivolumab.

Cabometyx is used to treat liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) in people who have been previously treated with sorafenib.

Cabometyx is also used to treat a type of thyroid cancer called differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has spread and has progressed after treatment with a VEGFR-targeted treatment, and can no longer be treated with, or you are not able to receive radioactive iodine.

SKU: CAB-1 Category:

Before you take CABOMETYX, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have had a liver problem other than liver cancer.
  • Have a recent history of bleeding, including coughing up or vomiting blood, or black tarry stools.
  • Have an open or healing wound.
  • Have high blood pressure.
  • Have a low calcium level in your blood (hypocalcemia).
  • Plan to have any surgery, dental procedure, or have had a recent surgery. You should stop treatment with CABOMETYX at least 3 weeks before planned surgery.
  • Are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. CABOMETYX can harm your unborn baby.
    • If you are able to become pregnant, your healthcare provider will check your pregnancy status before you start treatment with CABOMETYX.
    • Females who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment and for 4 months after your final dose of CABOMETYX.
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about birth control methods that may be right for you.
    • If you become pregnant or think you are pregnant, tell your healthcare provider right away.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if CABOMETYX passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 4 months after your final dose of CABOMETYX.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. CABOMETYX and certain other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects.


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