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Click here for Sutent® (sunitinib malate) Prescribing Information. Adverse event reporting information can be found at the bottom of the page.

mRCC Dosing

The recommended starting dose is 50mg capsule taken orally once daily on a 4 weeks on/ 2 weeks off dosing schedule1

Treatment with SUTENT should be continued if the patient is deriving clinical benefit from therapy.

How to take SUTENT

SUTENT is for oral administration. It may be taken with or without food. If a dose is missed, the patient should not be given an additional dose. The patient should take the usual prescribed dose on the following day.1 

Sutent dose modification

SUTENT is available in 3 doses to facilitate dose modification in steps of 12.5mg.

Recommended Starting Dose

 50 mg

1st Dose Reduction

37.5 mg

2nd Dose Reduction

25 mg

3rd Dose Reduction

12.5 mg

Recommended Starting Dose

 50 mg

1st Dose Reduction

37.5 mg

2nd Dose Reduction

25 mg

3rd Dose Reduction

12.5 mg

For GIST and mRCC, dose modifications in 12.5 mg steps may be applied based on individual safety and tolerability. Daily dose should not exceed 75 mg nor be decreased below 25 mg.
For pNET, the recommended dose of Sutent is 37.5 mg taken orally once daily without a scheduled rest period, dose modifications in 12.5mg steps may be applied base on individual safety and tolerability.

For GIST and mRCC only
​​​​​​​Negrier S. Oncology 2012;82:189-196 
Castellano D, et al. Cancer Treat Rev 2013;39:230-240

 SUTENT Summary of Product Characteristics

As with all medications, SUTENT interact with certain drugs. Please refer to the SUTENT Summary of Product Characteristics for a complete list of drug-drug interactions.

AE : Adverse Event 
GIST: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour
mRCC: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
pNET: Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumour
  1. SUTENT Summary of Product Characteristics
  2. Negrier S. Oncology 2012;82:189-196.
    3. Castellano D, et al. Cancer Treat Rev 2013;39:230-240.
PP-SUT-GBR-0665. March 2021

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