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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for taking this medication include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day, with 12 hours between doses.
  • You can take Zelboraf with or without food.
  • Swallow the tablets whole, with a glass of water. Do not cut, crush, or chew the tablets.
  • Try to take your doses at the same times each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Zelboraf your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on how well you tolerate the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Zelboraf Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Zelboraf

Just like any medicine, Zelboraf can cause side effects. Although not everyone who takes the drug will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are mild or moderate in severity and either require no treatment or can be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Zelboraf include but are not limited to:
  • Joint pain
  • A rash
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Sun sensitivity.
(Click Zelboraf Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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Zelboraf Medication Information

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