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Think about what challenges may get in your way

To stay on track with VOTRIENT® (pazopanib) tablets, it can help to have a plan in place to address any challenges that may come up. You may experience side effects that concern you, not want to be reminded of being sick, or just have a hard time remembering to plan your meals around your medicine. That’s why taking an active role with your team is so important. Thinking about potential challenges can help you feel prepared and get the most out of your treatment.

 

The following examples show obstacles patients taking VOTRIENT may experience, as well as a few ideas on how to overcome them and stay on track. Do any of these sound familiar? 

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    • It helps some people to try to take their medicine at the same time every day
    • You could also try using reminders, such as writing notes or marking your calendar
    • Download a medicine reminder app and have alerts sent to your mobile phone

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Consider which strategy you’d like to try to help you remember to take your medicine.

 

    • Taking a family member or friend to appointments helps some people understand and remember their health care provider’s advice
    • You could also ask your health care provider to repeat information or explain it differently, or you could use your Conversation Guide (downloadable PDF) to get some ideas for questions to ask and information to share at your next appointment

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Plan ahead to use one of these ideas at your next appointment. Remember, you can always try another to find what works best for you.

    • Some people find that it helps to talk to their health care provider about how they are feeling. He or she may be able to help you find more support
    • You could also ask friends and family to help you complete tasks when you are feeling tired
    • Build Your All-Star Team (downloadable PDF) to help you plan ahead and know who to call when you need support

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 Use one or more of these ways to help you identify your support team.

    • Ask your health care team to explain how the medicine works and the goals of your treatment
    • Others have found that it helps to track progress to see how they’re doing. You can use Your Weekly Symptom Tracker (downloadable PDF) as a way of doing this

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Try these methods, and talk to your team about how to track your progress with VOTRIENT.

    • It helps some people to go over a list of all their medicines with their health care provider, who may be able to help with a plan to stay on track
    • You could also ask your health care team to help you with a medicine calendar
    • Download a medicine reminder app and have alerts sent to your mobile phone

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Create your plan for organizing your medicines.

    • Finding out if you qualify for financial assistance programs for medicines can be helpful
    • Contact PANO (Patient Assistance Now Oncology), a patient assistance program from Novartis, the maker of VOTRIENT, at 1-800-282-7630, or find more about financial assistance here

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Take your next steps to find out more about financial assistance.

    • Report all potential side effects that you experience while taking VOTRIENT to your health care team right away
    • You could also share Your Weekly Symptom Tracker (downloadable PDF) with your health care provider so he or she can help you cope with certain side effects
    • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Track any side effects, and talk with your health care team.