What is Inlyta and what is it used for?1

Inlyta is a medicine containing the active substance axitinib. Axitinib reduces the blood supply to the tumour and slows down the growth of cancer.

Inlyta is indicated for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer (advanced renal cell carcinoma) in adults, when another medicine (called sunitinib or a cytokine) is no longer stopping disease from progressing.


Reference Information

Medicines in Northern Ireland fall under the remit of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) whilst medicines in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) fall under the remit of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) following the UK leaving the European Union. These agencies are responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies.

If you would like to see the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) or Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for Inlyta please follow these links:

Great Britain
Inlyta (axitnib)

Northern Ireland
Inlyta (axitnib)


Pfizer is unable to provide advice on personal medical matters. Please consult your doctor or other relevant health professional for specific, health-related advice and support.

If you get any side effects when taking this or any other medicine, talk to your doctor or other relevant health professional e.g. pharmacist, nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the packaging leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at or search the Google Play or Apple App Store for MHRA Yellow Card. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.



  1. Inlyta Patient Information Leaflet. March 2021.


PP-INL-GBR-0828 / October 2021