Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Zelboraf
Generic Name: vemurafenib (Pronunciation: VEM ue RAF e nib)
What is vemurafenib (Zelboraf)?
Vemurafenib is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Vemurafenib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of vemurafenib (Zelboraf)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using vemurafenib and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about vemurafenib (Zelboraf)?
Before you take vemurafenib, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood), or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.
Using vemurafenib may increase your risk of developing other types of skin cancer. Report any new or worsening skin lesions to your doctor right away.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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