Vemurafenib Tablet Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • A Type Of Slow Growing Skin Cancer Called A Keratoacanthoma
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Erythema Or Skin Redness
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Vomiting

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Roughened Red Patch Of Skin Called Actinic Keratosis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Small, Soft Skin Growth Called Cutaneous Papilloma
  • Backache
  • Cough
  • Dry Skin
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Pain In The Arms Or Legs
  • Thickening Of The Outer Horny Layer Of The Skin

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
  • Constipation
  • Erythema Nodosum, A Skin Condition With Red And Painful Nodules
  • Erythrodysesthesia Or Tingling, Pain, Redness, And Edema In The Hands And Feet
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Headache
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation Of A Hair Follicle
  • Pain In The Muscles Or Bones
  • Taste Impairment

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of Blood Vessels In The Retina Of The Eye
  • A Deformity Of The Hand Called A Dupuytren's Contracture
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Iris - The Colored Part Of The Eyeball
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Uvea Of The Eye
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Pancreatitis
  • Progression Of Cancer With The RAS Mutation
  • Radiation Recall Syndrome
  • Radiation Sickness
  • Renal Tubular Necrosis, A Kidney Disorder
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Mouth

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition With Nodules And Thickening Of Foot Tissue Called Plantar Fascial Fibromatosis
  • A Facial Nerve Disorder
  • An Inflammatory Condition Of Fat Under The Skin With Red Patches And Lumps Called Panniculitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Visual Sensitivity To Light

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