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FDA Approves New Treatment for Advanced Form of Kidney Cancer
Date:10/19/2009

lth care professionals should order blood tests to monitor liver function before and during treatment with the drug. Since Votrient can harm a fetus, it should not be used during pregnancy.

The drug has also been associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Patients receiving Votrient should be monitored with periodic electrocardiograms, which measure heart rhythm, and blood tests to monitor electrolytes since an electrolyte imbalance can lead to an irregular heart rhythm.

Votrient is manufactured by London-based GlaxoSmithKline.

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