Medication information

Erivedge 150mg capsule

This medication is typically used for the treatment of skin cancer.

Instructions

To fully benefit from the effect of this medication, and to limit any adverse reactions, make sure that the health care facility overseeing your treatment has provided you with all the information needed to properly administer this drug.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. The capsule of this medication should not be opened, crushed or chewed.

If you forget a dose, simply skip it and then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. This medication may be taken with or without food.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause hair loss;
  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may cause unusual tiredness;
  • it may alter your sense of taste;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • occasionally, it may cause weight loss.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

Although the drugs you are taking are intended to help you, they can be harmful to those around you. Make sure that a professional who oversees your treatment has given you all the necessary precautions.

Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential and men who are taking the medication should use two effective contraceptive methods during treatment and for several months after the end of it. Ask your healthcare professional for details.

Pregnant women should not use this product. If you're planning a pregnancy or become pregnant, contact your family doctor.

Blood donation is usually refused during this treatment and for several months after the end of it.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.