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VORINOSTAT - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Zolinza
USES: Vorinostat is used to treat a certain type of cancer (CTCL-cutaneous T-cell lymphoma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking vorinostat and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules.
Do not use capsules that are opened or crushed. If your skin or eyes come in contact with the powder inside the capsule, wash the area well with plenty of water and call your doctor.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
To prevent dehydration while taking this medication, drink at least 8 glasses of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters each) throughout the day unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.
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 capsules.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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