Zelboraf 240 mg Vemurafenib Tablets
Brand name: Zelboraf
Active ingredient: Vemurafenib
Manufacturer: Roche AG Holding
Strength: 240 mg
Packing: Pack of 56 tablets
Zelboraf Vemurafenib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Zelboraf is used only if your tumor has a specific genetic marker, for which your doctor will test.
MEDICINE USES :
Vemurafenib 240mg is used to treat a type of skin cancer (melanoma) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery and has a certain type of abnormal "BRAF" gene.
VEMURAFENIB COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
joint pain; tired feeling; nausea; hair loss; mild rash or itching; skin growths; or blurred vision, increased sensitivity of your eyes to light.
Stop using Roche Zelboraf and call your doctor at once if you have:
headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
eye pain or swelling, severe eye redness, small white or yellow patches on the surface of your eye;
signs of inflammation in your body - swollen glands, flu symptoms, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling or numbness, muscle weakness, new or worsening cough, trouble breathing;
severe skin reaction
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
ZELBORAF VEMURAFENIB PRECAUTIONS :
To make sure Zelboraf is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
liver or kidney disease;
a heart rhythm disorder;
personal or family history of long QT syndrome;
an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of calcium, potassium, or magnesium in your blood); or
if you take any other medicines, including antibiotics, antidepressants, heart rhythm medication, or medicine to treat mental illness.
Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using Zelboraf.
It is not known whether Generic Vemurafenib passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
MEDICATION STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :
Store at room temperature 20°C–25°C (68°F–77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F)
DRUG INTERACTIONS :
Some medications can affect the removal of Vemurafenib from your body, which may affect how this medicine works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as ritonavir, atazanavir), telithromycin, nefazodone, rifamycins (such as rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.