Brand - Lenvima
Generic - Lenvatinib
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What is Lenvatinib?
Lenvatinib is a kinase inhibitor used to treat certain types of cancer. Kinase inhibitors are enzyme
inhibitors that blocks the action of one or more protein kinases.
Lenvatinib is used to treat thyroid cancer. It is usually given after radioactive iodine has been tried
Lenvatinib is used together with everolimus (Afinitor) to treat advanced kidney cancer when other
medicines have not been effective.
Lenvatinib is used together with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat a certain type of endometrial
cancer (a type of uterine cancer) that has progressed and cannot be removed with surgery or
How should I take Lenvatinib?
Lenvatinib is usually taken once per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all
medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Take lenvatinib at the same time each day, with or without food.
To get a full dose, you may need to take a combination of lenvatinib capsules with different
amounts (strengths) of medicine in them. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
If you cannot swallow a capsule whole, dissolve the capsules in water as follows:
Measure 1 tablespoon of water or apple juice and pour the liquid into a small glass.
Place the capsules (whole, not crushed or broken) into the liquid. Use only enough capsules for
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if you are more than 12 hours late
for the dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Lenv