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User Reviews for Nexavar to treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Nexavar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. 13% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.

Nexavar Rating Summary

4.6/10 average rating

8 ratings from 9 user reviews.

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David Potter · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 10, 2012

“I have been using Nexavar for Hepatocellular Carcinoma for nearly a year, I did develop a skin rash but nothing too distressing. I had slight hair loss and thinning but its starting to grow back. I also developed mild colitis but have found Omeprazole helps really well. I also have insomnia but my doctor prescribed sleeping tablets which I use occasionally. Apart from occasional tumor pain I feel great, and I am on the maximum dose. The tumor has shrunk considerably and is now stable, my blood tests are normal.”

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2 young 2 Die March 8, 2010

“I've been on this medication now for 11 days and on the 10th day I got a bad rash on my whole body from neck to toe. I've stopped the medication and will continue when the rash goes away. I also have had my blood pressure raise quite a bit. I don't really like the way the medicine makes me feel but if it will give me a few more years on this earth I guess I can make a go of it!”

3 / 10
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LACHACHA November 14, 2011

“I'm a female that has been taking this nexavar for 1 and half years now. I have continued to work full time. I have some side effects but nothing I cant handle. That's just a small price I have to live with for as long as I can. Just hang in there, it has been working for me.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 26, 2020

“My husband was treated for almost 3 years for liver and bladder cancer. He died after about a month on Nexavar. Causes of death were pneumonia, blood clot on the lung, sepsis, and of course liver cancer. I blame Nexavar for his death. Ironically just a few weeks prior to death his bladder cancer was complete gone.”

1 / 10
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Mannex · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 29, 2020

“My wife used nexavar in 2013 for 2 months and 13 days due to HCC liver cancer. Tace was done initially. Then Nexavar suggested by doctor. My wife died in March 2013. Please don't use this passage which goes to graves.”

1 / 10
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Cdav January 19, 2018

“Was on Nexavar since May 2017. Basically stymied growth until Jan 2018. Side effects included diarrhea, hand/foot syndrome (dry skin) and some dry patches on face. That reduced when dosage reduced from 800mg/day to 600/mg day. Significant weight loss (about 100 lbs), but been consistent past 3 months at about 215. Wished it would have continued to work. Next up is Stivarga...starts 1/19/18. Overall side effects easy to handle. Copay assist card from mfg was nice.8”

7 / 10
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paddyandmary · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 14, 2012

“I have been taking Nexavar since May 5/12. I have tenderness in my hands and feet and dry skin. Energy level is good.”

7 / 10
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kk · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 22, 2020

“Used Nexavar for hepatocellular carcinoma and I thought it was poor. Many side effects and major weight loss. No impact on tumor growth”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 29, 2016

“Not too much side effects, dry skin.”

7 / 10
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