What should you know about side effects?
Side effects can happen at any time, including within the first few weeks of starting treatment with CABOMETYX.
Remember that it's OK to contact your oncology doctor right away if you have any side effects. Keeping track of how you are feeling and any side effects you experience is important to help you and your doctor find the CABOMETYX dose that is right for you. Finding the right dose when needed can help you to get the most out of your treatment with CABOMETYX.
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
- You should stop taking CABOMETYX at least 3 weeks before planned surgery.
- Your healthcare provider should tell you when you may start taking CABOMETYX again after surgery.
The most common side effects of CABOMETYX include:
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- Changes in certain blood tests
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all of the possible side effects of CABOMETYX.
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 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.
- 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.