SUTENT- sunitinib malate capsule 
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(sunitinib malate)

Read the Medication Guide that comes with SUTENT before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about SUTENT, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

What is the most important information I should know about SUTENT?

SUTENT can cause serious liver problems, including death.

What is SUTENT?

SUTENT is a prescription medicine used to treat people with:

It is not known if SUTENT is safe and effective in children.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking SUTENT?

Before taking SUTENT tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell all of your healthcare providers and dentists that you are taking SUTENT. They should talk to the healthcare provider who prescribed SUTENT for you, before you have any surgery, or medical or dental procedure.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using SUTENT with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects.

You may have an increased risk of severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis) if you take SUTENT and a bisphosphonate medicine. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking or have taken Actonel, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Reclast, Skelid or Zometa.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Talk with your healthcare provider before starting any new medicines.

How should I take SUTENT?

What are possible side effects of SUTENT?

SUTENT may cause serious side effects including:

Common side effects of SUTENT include:

  • The medicine in SUTENT is yellow, and it may make your skin look yellow. Your skin and hair may get lighter in color.
  • tiredness
  • weakness
  • fever
  • gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, upset stomach, abdominal pain, and constipation. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to handle these problems.
  • rash or other skin changes, including drier, thicker, or cracking skin
  • blisters or a rash on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet
  • taste changes
  • loss of appetite
  • pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • bleeding, such as nosebleeds or bleeding from cuts

Call your healthcare provider if you have any swelling or bleeding during treatment with SUTENT.

These are not all the possible side effects of SUTENT. 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.

How do I store SUTENT?

Keep SUTENT and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about SUTENT

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use SUTENT for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give SUTENT to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide gives the most important information about SUTENT. For more information about SUTENT, talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about SUTENT that is written for health professionals.

For more information go to or call 1-877-5-SUTENT.

What are the ingredients in SUTENT?

Active ingredient: sunitinib malate

Inactive ingredients: mannitol, croscarmellose sodium, povidone (K-25), magnesium stearate Orange gelatin capsule shell: titanium dioxide, red iron oxide

Caramel gelatin capsule shell: titanium dioxide, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, black iron oxide White printing ink: shellac, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, povidone, titanium dioxide

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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April 2015

Revised: 3/2017
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