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vemurafenib

Side Effects

List vemurafenib side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with vemurafenib:

Common side effects of vemurafenib:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • DiarrheaSevere
  • Discolored Spots and Small Elevations of the SkinSevere
  • Drug or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity to SunlightSevere
  • Feel Like Throwing UpSevere
  • FeverSevere
  • Loss of AppetiteSevere
  • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
  • Redness of SkinSevere
  • Spreading Cancer of Skin's Surface CellsSevere
  • Throwing UpSevere
  • BackacheLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • Dry SkinLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Pain in Arms or LegsLess Severe
  • Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun ExposureLess Severe
  • Thickening of the Outer Horny Layer of the SkinLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of vemurafenib:

  • Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
  • ArthritisSevere
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma of the SkinSevere
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsSevere
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetSevere
  • Skin Condition Marked by Red and Painful NodulesSevere
  • Tingling, Pain, Redness and Edema of Hands and FeetSevere
  • VasculitisSevere
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • High Blood PressureLess Severe
  • Inflammation of a Hair FollicleLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe

Rare side effects of vemurafenib:

  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Atrial FibrillationSevere
  • Blockage or Closing Off of Blood Vessels in Retina of EyeSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodSevere
  • Inflammation of the Iris - the Colored Part of the EyeballSevere
  • Inflammation of the Uvea of the EyeSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Liver FailureSevere
  • Low Grade Cancerous Growth of the SkinSevere
  • Progression of Cancer With the RAS MutationSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Blurred VisionLess Severe
  • Sensitive to LightLess Severe

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