Research shows the anticancer drug sunitinib malate—sold under the brand name Sutent—might cause deadly side effects, such as arterial thrombotic events, congestive heart failure and liver failure.
What Is Sutent and What Is It Prescribed For?
Sutent is the brand name for the drug sunitinib malate. Made and sold by the American pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, Inc., this prescription medication is used to treat gastrointestinal cancer, kidney cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sutent in 2006, and Pfizer sells it in oral tablets taken daily.
In cancer cells, chemicals called “tyrosine kinases” can promote the cancer’s spread. Sutent is a “tyrosine kinase inhibitor” that interferes with tyrosine kinases’ ability to help kidney and other cancers grow.
Sutent Might Cause Deadly Side Effects
According to research discussed in an article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sutent might cause the following side effects:
- Arterial thrombotic events;
- Congestive heart failure; and
- Liver failure.
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The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The Sutent lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Sutent lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any Sutent class action lawsuits, FDA Sutent warnings, and Sutent FDA recall announcements. If you have taken Sutent and believe it harmed you, contact RLG today.