Sorafenib is a chemotherapy drug used mainly in the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is also sometimes used in the treatment of hepacellular carcinoma. Side effects of sorafenib include skin rash, hand-foot skin reactions, diarrhea and hypertension.

Fast Facts:

  • Marketed under the brand name of Nexavar.
  • Risks associated with sorafenib use include birth defects, heart problems and bleeding problems.
  • Some herbal remedies will interfere with sorafenib, so use with caution.