VEMURAFENIB is a Schedule H drug.
Vemurafenib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.Vemurafenib is used to treat melanoma (skin cancer) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery. It is also used to treat a rare type of blood cell cancer called Erdheim-Chester disease. These cancer cells have a certain type of abnormal "BRAF" gene. Vemurafenib works by slowing the growth of certain cancer cells.


VEMURAFENIB is generally used to treat: Melanoma, Erdheim-Chester Syndrome
VEMURAFENIB can address symptoms like: Body Discoloration

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not use vemurafenib if you are allergic to it.
  • Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take vemurafenib in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Take this medicine with a full glass of water. You may take vemurafenib with or without food.
  • Take the medicine every 12 hours, at the same time each day.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break a vemurafenib tablet. Swallow it whole.
  • While using vemurafenib, you may need frequent blood tests to check your liver or kidney function.
  • Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
  • Do not take an extra dose if you vomit shortly after taking vemurafenib. Wait until your next scheduled dose to take the medicine again.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Vemurafenib can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen  when you are outdoors.
  • vemurafenib can pass into body fluids. Caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up a patient’s body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers.
  • Wash hands before and after removing gloves.
  • Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.It may cause dizziness, tiredness, weakness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
  • Vemurafenib may increase the blood levels and effects of caffeine,need to talk about drug effects to the doctor.

Common Side-Effects

VEMURAFENIB : Diarrhoea, Dry Skin, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Sunburn, Joint Pain, Fatigue (tiredness), Nausea, Hair Loss, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Eyes Blurred Vision, Chills, Cough, Dizziness, Fever, Eyes Eye Irritation, Eyes Redness, Body Discoloration, Throat Soreness, Vomit, Head Headache, Ankles Swelling, Feet Swelling, Hands Swelling

Serious Side-Effects

VEMURAFENIB : Paralysis, Mouth Ulcer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Acute Kidney Failure, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Decreased Urination, Eyes Pain, Fainting, Irregular Heartbeat, Increased Thirst, Loss Of Appetite, Lower Back Pain, Ankles Joint Pain, Weight Gain, Body Discoloration, Eyes Sensitive To Light, Hands Tingling, Feet Tingling, Difficulty Breathing, Back Pain, Decreased Taste, Abdomen Painful Bowel Movements, Decreased Appetite, Body Loss Of Movement, Muscle Stiffness, Arms Pain, Abdomen Pain, Difficulty Swallowing

Disease Interactions

VEMURAFENIB can interfere with: Interstitial Lung Disease, Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Acute Liver Failure, Heart Arrhythmias, Acute Renal Failure, Vision Problems

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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