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Sutent and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Sutent (sunitinib).


Sunitinib Food

Moderate Food Interaction

SUNItinib may be taken with or without food. If you are receiving therapy with SUNItinib you should avoid the regular consumption of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of SUNItinib in your body and lead to increased side effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

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Sunitinib High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

sunitinib - hypertension

The use of sunitinib has been associated with hypertension and it should be used with caution in patients with elevated blood pressure. Therapy with sunitinib should be withheld in case of severe hypertension and appropriate measures should be taken to correct the blood pressure to acceptable readings. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended.


  1. (2006) "Product Information. Sutent (sunitinib)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group

Sutent drug interactions

There are 440 drug interactions with Sutent (sunitinib).

Sutent disease interactions

There are 13 disease interactions with Sutent (sunitinib) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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