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Generic: vorinostat
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It is used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Report any side effects. You will need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

Talk to your doctor about how many glasses of water to drink each day. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and to avoid dehydration.

If the capsules of this medicine is broken or opened, do not touch the capsules or the powder contents of the capsules. If the powder gets on your skin or in your eyes, wash the area well with plenty of water. Call your doctor.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a 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.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • change in the amount of urine
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • swelling of feet, legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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