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When taking Sutent, should I avoid sex?

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Anonymous 18 Aug 2013

Hello,

What should I avoid while taking Sutent (sunitinib)?

This medicine can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit, semen, vaginal fluid). For at least 48 hours after you receive a dose, avoid allowing your body fluids to come into contact with your hands or other surfaces. Patients and caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.

Body fluids should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Use condoms during sexual activity to avoid exposure to body fluids.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with sunitinib and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

https://www.drugs.com/mtm/sutent.html

All the best,

masso.-

suzanne66 19 Aug 2013

It's best to discuss any concerns about chemotherapy and sex with your doctor. In general, however, it's usually OK to have sex while undergoing chemotherapy as long as you're feeling up to it. Condoms are recommended.

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