Nexavar and Alcohol
Nexavar generic name sorafenib is a cancer (chemotherapeutic) medication that functions by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body and is used to treat a type of kidney cancer known as advanced renal carcinoma and is used to treat liver cancer.
It is suggested moderate drinking only as the drug will be less effective and side effects will be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Nexavar advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have kidney or liver problems other than cancer, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as haemophilia, high blood pressure, heart disease, history of stroke or heart attack.
Less serious side effects are feeling tired, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, peeling or itching skin, mild rash, numbness, burning pain, tingling in hands or feet, weight loss or thinning hair.. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, rash, blisters, oozing, severe pain in palms of hands or soles of feet, mouth sores, black bloody tarry stools, coughing up blood, granular vomit, pale skin, lightheaded, short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, easy bruising, bleeding at any orifice, red pin point spots under the skin, chest pain, heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, dry cough, wheezing, swelling, rapid weight gain, suddenly numb or weak on one side of body, sudden weight loss, increased appetite, trouble sleeping, increased bowel movements, sweating, feeling hot, nervous, anxious, goiter, dangerous high blood pressure or severe skin reaction..If these occur get emergency medical help.
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