Erivedge Medication Information
If you have a certain type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma, your healthcare provider may prescribe ErivedgeTM (vismodegib). This medicine is used when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized), has come back after surgery, or cannot be treated with surgery or radiation. It is approved for use in adults only.
Erivedge comes in the form of a capsule and is taken once a day. The dosage is standard for everyone -- one 150-mg capsule taken once daily. As with other chemotherapy medicines, most people who take Erivedge will experience some type of side effect. Some of the common problems include hair loss, nausea, and muscle spasms.
Before starting treatment with Erivedge, your healthcare provider will need information on all other medications you are taking or if you have any other medical problems. You may not be able to use this product if you have certain allergies or are taking certain medications. Also, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be able to safely use this drug.
(Click Erivedge for more information on this medication, including details on how it works, dosing instructions, and safety concerns.)