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Zelboraf

ZELBORAF®
(vemurafenib) Tablets for Oral Use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ZELBORAF (vemurafenib) is a kinase inhibitor available as 240 mg tablets for oral use. Vemurafenib has the chemical name propane-1-sulfonic acid {3-[5-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carbonyl]-2,4difluoro-phenyl}-amide. It has the molecular formula C23H18ClF2N3O3S and a molecular weight of 489.9. Vemurafenib has the following chemical structure:

ZELBORAF® (vemurafenib) Structural Formula Illustration

Vemurafenib is a white to off-white crystalline solid. It is practically insoluble in aqueous media.

Tablets of ZELBORAF are for oral administration. Each tablet contains 240 mg of vemurafenib.

The inactive ingredients of ZELBORAF are: Tablet Core: hypromellose acetate succinate, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and hydroxypropyl cellulose. Coating: pinkish white: poly(vinyl alcohol), titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol 3350, talc, and iron oxide red.

What are the possible side effects of vemurafenib (Zelboraf)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using vemurafenib and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • white patches on your eyes;
  • new or worsening skin lesions; or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/18/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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