Suninat from Natco is a prescription drug also popularly known as Sunitinib Malate or Sutent. It is used for treating GIST gastrointestinal stromal tumors in patients with tumors that were not treated successfully with imatinib (also known as Glivec) or patients who cannot take imatinib. Sunitinib is also used to treat advanced RCC (renal cell carcinoma) a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the kidneys. Sunitinib is also used for treating Pnet (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors a type of tumor that begins in certain cells of the pancreas in patients with tumors that have worsened and cannot be treated with surgery.
It comes in dosage of 12.5 mg, 25 mg & 50 mg tablet. Pack size of 28 tabs. Natco is a generic and cheaper version of Pfizer’s patented drug Sutent.
Common side effects of SUTENT include:
The medicine in SUTENT is yellow, and it may make your skin look yellow. Your skin and hair may get lighter in color
Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, upset stomach, abdominal pain, and constipation. Talk with your 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 your hands and soles of your feet
Loss of appetite
Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
Shortness of breath
Bleeding, such as nosebleeds or bleeding from cuts