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Vismodegib Side Effects

Most people who are receiving treatment with vismodegib will develop some type of adverse reaction during treatment. Some of the most commonly reported side effects of vismodegib include fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea. It is also possible to experience potentially serious problems, such as persistent vomiting, less frequent urination, or an inability to eat. If these types of problems occur, call your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Vismodegib

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, vismodegib (Erivedge™) can cause side effects, some of which can be significant. In fact, most people will experience some type of reaction during vismodegib treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to help manage any problems you develop.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with vismodegib. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Vismodegib Side Effects

Some side effects of vismodegib are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Less frequent urination
  • An inability to eat or extreme weight loss.
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