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Zelboraf Uses

How Does It Work?

Zelboraf is approved for use in people who have an abnormal gene known as the BRAF gene. The BRAF protein helps regulate cell growth. When the BRAF gene is abnormal, the BRAF protein is constantly turned on, causing an abnormal growth of cells, which leads to melanoma.
 
Zelboraf works by blocking the action of the BRAF protein, and thus preventing abnormal cell growth. By blocking abnormal cell growth, Zelboraf can slow down the progression of melanoma.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Zelboraf?

This medication is not approved for use in people younger than age 18, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Zelboraf in children.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can use Zelboraf, and are likely to respond as well as younger age groups. However, older adults have an increased risk for certain Zelboraf side effects, including:
 
 

Off-Label Uses of Zelboraf

On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend medications for treating something other than the approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for Zelboraf.
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