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When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with vismodegib include the following:
 
  • Vismodegib comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take vismodegib with or without food.
  • Try to take your dose at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • The capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not open or crush them.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
 

Dosing Information for Vismodegib

There is only one standard recommended dosage of vismodegib. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Vismodegib Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Vismodegib may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Vismodegib).
 

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

At this time, it is unclear what exactly to expect from an overdose with vismodegib. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much of this or any other medication.
 
(Click Erivedge Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Vismodegib should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Vismodegib?

If you miss a dose of vismodegib, simply skip it and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for one you have missed.
 
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