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Vemurafenib

Generic name:
vemurafenib
Brand name(s), other common name(s):
Zelboraf®
Drug type:
kinase inhibitor
How the drug is given:
By mouth

Indications and Usage

Vemurafenib (Zelboraf®) is FDA approved for the treatment of patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) with BRAF V600 mutation.

Side effects needing medical attention

Joint pain, a flat or raised red bump on the skin (rash maculo-papular), hair loss (alopecia), fatigue, electrocardiogram QT interval prolonged, and benign, sometimes multiple, tumors caused by viruses (skin papilloma). 

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