Erivedge Warnings and Precautions
If you are taking Erivedge, do not donate blood during your treatment with this drug or for seven months after your last dose. Precautions and warnings for using Erivedge safely also include potentially dangerous problems that may occur if you take this medicine while pregnant. It is also important to tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding or if you have any allergies.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Erivedge™ (vismodegib) if you have:
- Plans to donate blood or blood products
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Erivedge and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Erivedge and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings With ErivedgeSome warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking this medication include the following:
- You should not donate blood or blood products (such as plasma) during Erivedge treatment or for seven months after you take your last dose.
- This product may react with a number of other medications (see Erivedge Drug Interactions).
- Erivedge is a pregnancy Category D medication because it may harm an unborn child. Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test within seven days of beginning treatment to see if you are pregnant (see Erivedge and Pregnancy). Also, you should use an effective form of birth control during treatment and for at least seven months after your last dose.
- It is unknown whether Erivedge passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Erivedge and Breastfeeding).