The usual dose of Nexavar in adults is 2x200 mg tablets, twice daily.
This is equivalent to a daily dose of 800 mg or four tablets a day.
Swallow Nexavar tablets with a glass of water, either without food or with a low-fat or moderate fat meal. Do not take this medicine with high fat meals, as this may make Nexavar less effective. If you intend to have a high fat meal take the tablets at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after the meal. Always take Nexavar exactly as your doctor has told you to. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
It is important to take Nexavar at about the same times each day, so that there is a steady amount in the bloodstream.
You will usually carry on taking Nexavar as long as you are getting clinical benefits, and not suffering unacceptable side effects.
If you take more Nexavar than you shouldTell your doctor straight away if you (or anyone else) have taken more than your prescribed dose. Taking too much Nexavar makes side effects more likely or more severe, especially diarrhoea and skin reactions. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking Nexavar.
If you forget to take Nexavar
If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for the next dose, forget about the missed one and carry on as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.
Use in children
The use of Nexavar in children below the age of 18 years has not been studied.