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General Information on Vemurafenib Tablet

Generic Name : Vemurafenib Tablet

Pronunciation : VEM-ue-RAF-e-nib

Latest prescription information about Vemurafenib Tablet. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Vemurafenib Tablet

International- Zelboraf.

Why is Vemurafenib Tablet Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a BRAF enzyme inhibitor, prescribed for malignant melanoma. It slows or stops the spread of cancer cells.

When should Vemurafenib Tablet not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

What is the dosage of Vemurafenib Tablet?

PO- The recommended dose is 960 mg (four 240 mg tablets) twice daily.

How should Vemurafenib Tablet be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Vemurafenib Tablet?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of history of heart problems, irregular heartbeat, liver or kidney impairment, skin cancer, low blood electrolyte levels, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, tiredness, weakness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn easily.

Monitor electrocardiograms (ECGs), liver function, eye exams, blood electrolyte levels, and skin evaluations regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Vemurafenib Tablet?

   Most Common : Joint pain, rash, hair loss, fatigue, photosensitivity reaction, nausea, itching, and skin papilloma.
   Skin : Palmar-plantar erythrodysaesthesia syndrome, keratosis pilaris, erythema nodosum, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint inflammation.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, nerve disease, paralysis.
   Neoplasms : Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
   Metabolic : Weight decreased.
   Eye : Retinal vein occlusion, eye inflammation.
   Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm.

What are the other precautions for Vemurafenib Tablet?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Vemurafenib Tablet?

Store it at room temperature (20C - 25C).

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AhesanAli, India

Hi, Is this Vemurafenib Tablet [Zelboraf] is available in India? Is there any alternate available for this? And what is the cost of this tablet ?

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