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DISCLAIMER: The following is presented as a summary of information on Zelboraf aimed at consumers. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to a physician or other health care professional regarding any questions or concerns regarding your medical condition or medications you are taking. Never ignore medical advice due to the information provided here. This is a summary and does not contain all possible information about Zelboraf. It also does not guarantee that this is the right medication for you.
Zelboraf (active ingredient: vemurafenib) is a cancer medication that interferes with the spread and growth of cancer cells within the body.
Zelboraf is prescribed to treat skin cancer (melanoma) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be surgically removed.
Zelboraf is also used in the treatment for Erdheim-Chester Disease which is a rare form of blood cancer.
Zelboraf will be prescribed only if your cancer has a specific genetic marker known as an abnormal “BRAF” gene. Your doctor will perform a test for this gene.
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Take Zelboraf as it is prescribed to you by your doctor. Ensure you follow all directions on the prescription label exactly. Do not take Zelboraf more or less often, or for longer than recommended.
Take Zelboraf with a full cup of water. You might take this medication either with or without food.
Take the medication every 12 hours, at the same time daily to help you remember.
Always swallow Zelboraf tablets whole. Never chew, crush, break, or split the tablet.
If you vomit after taking Zelboraf, do not take another dose. Wait until you’re next scheduled to take your dose to take the medication again.
While you are using Zelboraf you may need to undergo frequent blood testing to check your kidney and liver function.
To ensure Zelboraf is not resulting in harmful effects, your skin condition will have to be checked frequently. You may also have to have your heart function tested with an electrocardiogram on a regular basis. Additionally, you may need eye exams as well. Your cancer treatments might be delayed based on these test results.
Visit your doctor regularly even after you stop taking this medication. They may want to check your skin for several months after Zelboraf treatment is stopped.
When two medications interact, it can cause an increase of side effects or may change how one or both of the medications work.
Zelboraf interacts with the following medications:
This is not an exhaustive list of drug interactions with Zelboraf. Keep your physician updated with a list of the medications you’re taking including prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as any herbal products or vitamins you are taking. This will allow your doctor to monitor for drug interactions and help you avoid them. If you have further inquiries regarding drug interactions you can reach out to us to receive counselling from a pharmacist at 1-844-416-4282.
Along with the intended effects of Zelboraf, it can also cause some unwanted side effects. You will not experience all of these side effects, though some, if you do experience them, may require emergency medical attention.
Check in with your doctor immediately if you experience the following side effects:
- Bloody urine
- Blurred vision or other change in vision
- Decreased frequency or amount of urine
- Eye pain
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
- Increased thirst
- Itching or skin rash
- Joint or muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Lower back or side pain
- Lump or growth on the skin
- Pain in the ankles or knees
- Painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs
- Paralysis of the nerves
- Rapid weight gain
- Rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
- Red skin lesions, often with a purple center
- Red, irritated eyes
- Redness or other discoloration of the skin
- Redness, soreness, swelling, or itching of the skin
- Scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
- Sensitivity of the eye to light
- Severe sunburn
- Sore throat
- Sores, welts, or blisters
- Tingling of the hands and feet
- Trouble breathing
- Ulceration of the skin
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Unusual weight gain or loss
- Weight gain
There are some side effects of Zelboraf that might occur which don’t usually require medical attention. These milder side effects will usually subside as your body adjusts to the medication, your doctor may also be able to help you avoid these less serious side effects.
If you experience the following side effects and they persist or become bothersome talk to your physician:
- Back or bone pain
- Change in taste
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased weight
- Difficulty having a bowel movement
- Difficulty with moving
- Dry skin
- Hair loss or thinning of the hair
- Lack or loss of strength
- Loss of taste
- Muscle stiffness
- Pain in the arms or legs
This is not a complete list of Zelboraf side effects. If you notice any side effects not listed here contact your doctor immediately.
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