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A study for a 81-year old man who takes Sutent, Viagra

Summary: 6 male patients aged 81 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 81 year old male patient who has Kidney Cancer. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Sutent has active ingredients of sunitinib malate. It is often used in renal cell carcinoma. (latest outcomes from 16,382 Sutent users)

Viagra has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from 35,078 Viagra users)

What are the conditions

Kidney cancer (a kidney cancer) can be treated by Sutent. (latest reports from 16,682 Kidney Cancer patients)

On Feb, 8, 2015: 6 males aged 75 (±5) who take Sutent, Viagra are studied

Sutent, Viagra outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 75

Gender: male

Conditions: Kidney Cancer

Drugs taking:
- Sutent (sunitinib malate): used for 1 - 6 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
ViagraThe drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.

Drug effectiveness over time :


Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Chills (felling of cold)n/an/an/an/an/an/aMelaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
Pyrexia (fever)Transitional Cell Carcinoma (cancer tumour inner most layer of urinary system)
Disease ProgressionChills (felling of cold)
Transitional Cell Carcinoma (cancer tumour inner most layer of urinary system)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessHaematemesis (vomiting of blood)
Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)Disease Progression
Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)Dizziness
Eubacterium InfectionBody Temperature Increased
Bacterial InfectionBacterial Infection
Body Temperature IncreasedEubacterium Infection

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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- support group for people who have Kidney Cancer
- support group for people who take Sutent
- support group for people who take Viagra

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  • Can metformin 2000ml /day effect a 3/4 size [only kidney] function
    i am a cancer patient for 15 yrs since 1999 -
    renal carcinoma diagnosed dec 23 1999 fully involved right kidney - removed entirely jan 27/2000 - recovery 8 months - did a man internal check in may 2010 and discovered cancer had grown on 1/4 of left kidney - so aug 26th 2010 i lost 1/4 of that kidney - recovery 8 months - in may 2011 i had abdominal pain so we did biopsy and samples only turned up blood in the cell and same with 2nd biopsy which both were administered down thru my mouth - then they did 3rd one by cutting small hole in upper left chest and going down to stomach area to get new samples - 2 wks later met with specialist and he told me that there was nothing else could be done for me - confirmation of biopsy was 5cm tumor on my spleen - 5cm tumor on my pancreatic tail and 2 - 3cm tumors on my lymph nodes in stomach - at the moment pancreas and spleen tumors were not p/u by ct scan and they are done every 3 month intervals - but the lymph nodes tumors are down to 2 cm - so officially i am a incurable and stage 4 cancer patient at this moment - the options for me at time of last diagnosis was 3 choices - 1: do nothing and wait my fate - 2: operate and then operate again to clean up the organs as the pancreas sends out somethings that coats the organs and drs have to reoperate to clean them up but life line then is 6 months max i was told or
    3: start sunitinib and see how it works and it has but i was really sick for 6 months july 2013-dec 2013 with flu and pneumonia along with almost congestive heart failure and hospitalized for 3 days with no sunitinib for that length of time and still off of it now may 2014 -but i find myself feeling weaker over the last month and dont know why - i am also t2 diabetic - and taking metformin twice a day 1000mg per day - so is it possible metformin is affecting my kidney function and i am on water pills as well 25 mg every night -

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Can you please advise if increasing the intake of Ramipril from 15 to 20 mg daily will have a negative interaction with 50 mg of Sutent? At the moment I am on 15 mg of Ramipril during the periods when I use Sutent and it lowers the BP somehow, but not enough to put me in the safe range. My Sutent treatment schedule is 2 weeks on 50 mg daily followed by 1 week of no Sutent, etc. during the 1 week of no Sutent my BP lowers to normal levels with less or no Ramipril. What could be the side effects? Thank you.


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Pain comes and goes in very sharp stabs in the top right of back behind shoulder blade. Is this normal or should we worry about another cause.


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Sutent made me feel terrible while on the 50mg. On the 25 I felt much better. I my tumors did shrink while on the drug, but came right back after I went off. Sutent is very, very hard to live with.


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