Warnings:

Vismodegib must not be used during pregnancy because it may cause serious harm (possibly death) to an unborn baby. Women of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days before starting this medication. They must also use a reliable form of birth control before starting vismodegib, while taking it, and for 2 years after the last dose of vismodegib.

Vismodegib passes into semen. Men taking vismodegib, even men who have had a vasectomy, must use condoms with spermicide during sex with women who are pregnant or of childbearing age, both during treatment with vismodegib and for 3 months after the last dose of this medication. Men should also not donate sperm during this time.

If you or your partner become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

Uses

This medication is used to treat adults with a certain type of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma).

How to use Vismodegib Capsule

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking vismodegib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the contents of the capsules.

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