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Caprelsa

(vandetanib)

Caprelsa (Vandetanib) belongs to the group of cancer-fighting medications known as antineoplastics and more specifically to a class of medications called receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These medications are antitumour medications that slow the growth of blood vessels that feed nutrients to cancer cells.

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Tablet

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100MG

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Caprelsa (Vandetanib) belongs to the group of cancer-fighting medications known as antineoplastics and more specifically to a class of medications called receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These medications are antitumour medications that slow the growth of blood vessels that feed nutrients to cancer cells. By slowing the growth of these blood vessels, Caprelsa (Vandetanib) can help reduce the size of tumours, which are collections of cancer cells. Caprelsa (Vandetanib) also works directly on cancer cells to kill them or slow down the speed at which they grow.

Caprelsa (Vandetanib) is used to treat medullary Thyroid cancer that is progressing or causing symptoms and where surgery is not an option or that has become metastatic (spread to other parts of the body). Caprelsa (Vandetanib) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Caprelsa (Vandetanib) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Caprelsa (Vandetanib) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Caprelsa (Vandetanib) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Caprelsa (Vandetanib), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Caprelsa (Vandetanib) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Caprelsa (Vandetanib) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Caprelsa (Vandetanib) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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