What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Vemurafenib Tablet to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: POTENTIAL HARM BASED ON MECHANISM OF ACTION; CROSSES PLACENTA

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-May have increased incidence of certain adverse events: cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma. Gastrointestinal-May have increased incidence of anorexia and nausea. Cardiovascular-May have increased adverse event risk of atrial fibrillation or QT prolongation.

Giving Vemurafenib Tablet to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established in adolescents with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600 mutation.

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