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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Low blood cell counts, such as low red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets
  • Anemia
  • An infection or get infections easily
  • Heart disease
  • An irregular heartbeat, QT prolongation, or congenital long QT syndrome
  • Been told you have low or high potassium or magnesium levels
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Romidepsin to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 

How Does Romidepsin Work?

Romidepsin belongs to a class of drugs known as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. The exact way it works to treat T-cell lymphoma is unknown. The medication interferes with important proteins involved in gene expression -- the process by which the information contained in genes is interpreted. It may stop cancer cells from reproducing and cause cell death.
 
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