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Votirent is primarily used for renal cell cancer or sarcomas.
What is the reason that the Votrient is prescribed?
What is the status of the underlying disease being treated with the Votrient?
I had asked for some additional information and have not heard back.
Votrient is reported to cause muscle cramps or joint pain as a possible side effect. It is not one of the more common side effects, but it is reported. However, it is not reported that this side effect would occur with decreasing the dose of the Votrient or stopping the Votrient.
Another scenario in which musculoskeletal pain may worsen with decreasing or stopping the Votrient would be if the underlying condition gets worse when the drug is stopped. This would be very unusual to get worse as quickly as you describe. However, the extent to which this may occur is dependent upon the underlying condition being treated.
So, there is no reported reason that decreasing or stopping the Votrient would cause muscle pain in the biceps, so it may be a unique reaction that you are having to the drug or it could be a coincidence.
If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.