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If you have a certain type of liver, kidney, or thyroid cancer, your healthcare provider may prescribe Nexavar. This medication comes in the form of a tablet and is taken twice a day on an empty stomach. It works by blocking certain proteins in the body that the cancer cells need to grow and multiply. Possible side effects include fatigue, diarrhea, and weight loss.
What Is Nexavar?Nexavar® (sorafenib) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following types of cancer:
- A type of liver cancer known medically as hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be treated with surgery
- A type of kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma that has spread beyond the kidneys.
- A type of thyroid cancer known as differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) that is resistant to radioactive iodine treatment.