Is Hypertension A Side Effect of Sunitinib?

Yes, high blood pressure is not an uncommon side effect with sunitinib. As a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), sunitinib can protect against hundreds of cancers but may attack patients with distant lymphomas. Regular compliance monitoring is needed to eliminate the headaches of this problem. Health organizations often recommend that patients adjust their blood pressure while taking sunitinib, to ensure that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks associated with hypertension