Votrient Stopped working

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Votrient Stopped working

by derrygrath on Tue Jan 25, 2011 05:01 AM

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Hi all,

Votrient has stopped working for my husband after 4 months.  His tumors are back and he is in moderate pain.  We will be going to the oncologist tomorrow to see what is next.  This is the first drug he has been on. I would like to know if anyone else has had this experience and if so what did they do next?

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by cancerbeater on Tue Jan 25, 2011 06:35 PM

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Hi. First of all, sorry to hear Votrient did not work for your husband. But he should not worry at all, because there are still many options for him out there. I was on Votrient from May'10 to Dec'10. Didn't work for me either. Before Votrient, I was on Sutent (for 2-1/2 yrs) and tried IL-2 without success. Now, I am on Afinitor. Do some research on these drugs, and you will find that certain drugs are of same kind, like Sutent & Votrient. Also, there are Nexavar, Avastin, Torisel, IL-2, and trials, as options for your husband depending on where are the mets are and on your husbands current condition. Keep exploring, and Good Luck to your husband. Best wishes...

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by lllbbb on Fri Jan 28, 2011 04:39 AM

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Did your husband have all the side effects? I guess you cant assume by having all the side effects that the drug is working? My father is on Votrient now and has had almost all the side effects. When he was on Torisel he had no side effects and the drug didnot work. I guess there is no other way to know except to wait for the next scan.

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by derrygrath on Mon Feb 07, 2011 01:59 AM

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My husbands side effects went away after he switched the time he took the drug from the evening to the morning.  That is when it stopped working and the tumors were growing again.  Before switching drugs, the oncologist suggested going back to taking it in the evening and now the side effects are back, and the tumors are shrinking again.  He is just as surprised as we are.  We will continue for now with the Votrient.  Good news/bad news, he has tumors on his left side that can be felt under his skin so we know what is going on at all times. 

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by Sendelweck on Mon Sep 10, 2012 09:19 PM

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On Feb 07, 2011 1:59 AM derrygrath wrote:

My husbands side effects went away after he switched the time he took the drug from the evening to the morning.  That is when it stopped working and the tumors were growing again.  Before switching drugs, the oncologist suggested going back to taking it in the evening and now the side effects are back, and the tumors are shrinking again.  He is just as surprised as we are.  We will continue for now with the Votrient.  Good news/bad news, he has tumors on his left side that can be felt under his skin so we know what is going on at all times. 

Votrient Stopped working

 

2 months ago I stopped taking my Votrient in the evening and my tumor also grew.  What time does your husband take his Votrient and how long does he wait until after he has eaten?  I also notice that my hair was turning dark again.  I have a new cat scam at the end of Septmeber.

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