What should you know about side effects?
Side effects can happen at any time. It is important to tell your oncology treatment team right away if you experience any side effects. The sooner your team knows about your side effects, the sooner they can help manage them, if possible.
CABOMETYX may cause serious side effects, including:
- coughing up blood or blood clots
- vomiting blood or if your vomit looks like coffee grounds
- red or black (looks like tar) stools
- menstrual bleeding that is heavier than normal
- any unusual or heavy bleeding
- swelling or pain in your arms or legs
- shortness of breath
- feel lightheaded or faint
- sweating more than usual
- numbness or weakness of your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of your body
- sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding
- sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- sudden trouble walking
- dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- a sudden severe headache
The most common side effects of CABOMETYX are:
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- Altered sense of taste
- Inflamed and sore mouth
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of CABOMETYX. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before you take CABOMETYX, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have any unusual bleeding
- Have high blood pressure
- Plan to have any surgery, including dental surgery. You should stop treatment with CABOMETYX at least 28 days before any scheduled surgery.
- Have liver problems
- Are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. CABOMETYX can harm your unborn baby. If you are able to become pregnant, you should use effective birth control 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.