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ContraindicationsWomen of childbearing potential / Contraception in males and females1
  • Teratogenicity has been observed in animal studies. Women of childbearing potential should use effective contraceptive measures during SUTENT® (sunitinib) treatment and 4 weeks after the last dose of SUTENT® (sunitinib).
  • SUTENT® (sunitinib) is contraindicated in pregnancy as safety has not been demonstrated.
  • SUTENT® (sunitinib) is secreted in breast milk. Women using SUTENT® (sunitinib) should not breastfeed their infants, because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants.
  • Based on the findings of pre-clinical studies, fertility in males and females may be compromised by treatment with SUTENT® (sunitinib).
SUTENT® (sunitinib) is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to sunitinib malate or to any of the other excipients of SUTENT® (sunitinib):1
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Mannitol (E421): may have a laxative effect
  • Povidone
  • Gelatin
  • Red iron oxide (CI 77491) (E172)
  • Titanium dioxide (CI 77891) (E171)
  • Black iron oxide (CI 77499) (E172)
  • Yellow iron oxide (CI 77492) (E172)
  • Povidone
  • Propylene glycol
  • Shellac
  • Sodium hydroxide
References:Pfizer Laboratories (Pty) Ltd. SUTENT® (sunitinib) 12,5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg capsules. Final Approved Package Insert - 12 July 2021

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