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Zelboraf Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have blood work while you are taking this medicine.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine and for 2 weeks after your last dose. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine and for 2 weeks after your last dose.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

bloody urine

blurred vision or other change in vision

chills

cough

decreased frequency or amount of urine

diarrhea

dizziness

eye pain

fainting

fast or irregular heartbeat

fever

increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

increased thirst

itching or skin rash

joint or muscle pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

lump or growth on the skin

nausea or vomiting

pain in the ankles or knees

painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs

paralysis of the nerves

rapid weight gain

rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

redness or other discoloration of the skin

redness, soreness, swelling, or itching skin

scaling of the skin on the hands and feet

sensitivity of the eye to light

severe sunburn

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

sores, welting, or blisters

tearing

tingling of the hands and feet

tiredness

trouble breathing

ulceration of the skin

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Back or bone pain

burning, itching, and pain in the hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair

change in taste

cough

decreased appetite

decreased weight

diarrhea

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

difficulty with moving

dry skin

hair loss or thinning of the hair

headache

lack or loss of strength

loss of taste

muscle stiffness

nausea

pain in the arms or legs

rash

sunburn

vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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