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INLYTA® (axitinib) Patient Counseling Information


Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).


Advise patients that hypertension may develop during INLYTA treatment and that blood pressure should be monitored regularly during treatment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Arterial/Venous Thromboembolic Events

Advise patients that arterial and venous thromboembolic events have been observed during INLYTA treatment and to inform their doctor if they experience symptoms suggestive of thromboembolic events [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2, 5.3)].


Advise patients that INLYTA may increase the risk of bleeding and to promptly inform their doctor of any bleeding episodes [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

Cardiac Failure

Advise patients that cardiac failure may develop during INLYTA treatment and that signs or symptoms of cardiac failure should be regularly monitored for during treatment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Advise patients that gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and constipation may develop during INLYTA treatment and to seek immediate medical attention if they experience persistent or severe abdominal pain because cases of gastrointestinal perforation and fistula have been reported in patients taking INLYTA [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6) and Adverse Reactions (6.1)].

Abnormal Thyroid Function

Advise patients that abnormal thyroid function may develop during INLYTA treatment and to inform their doctor if symptoms of abnormal thyroid function occur [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)].

Wound Healing Complications

Advise patients to inform their doctor if they have an unhealed wound or if they have surgery scheduled [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)].

Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome

Advise patients to inform their doctor if they have worsening of neurological function consistent with RPLS (headache, seizure, lethargy, confusion, blindness and other visual and neurologic disturbances) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)].

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

Advise females to inform their healthcare provider if they are pregnant or become pregnant. Inform female patients of the risk to a fetus and potential loss of the pregnancy [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with INLYTA and for 1 week after the last dose. Advise male patients with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 1 week following the last dose [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13) and Use in Specific Populations (8.3)].


Advise patients not to breastfeed while taking INLYTA and for 2 weeks after receiving the last dose [see Use in Specific Populations (8.2)].

Concomitant Medications

Advise patients to inform their doctor of all concomitant medications, vitamins, or dietary and herbal supplements.

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