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Why Erivedge May Be Right for You

Why Erivedge
may be right
for you

Learn how this unique oral
medicine may help treat
your advanced
basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
when surgery or radiation
are no longer options.
Learn more

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to see the full indication below

Join Erivedge Cares
Erivedge Cares is a free educational support program designed to help you start on Erivedge and provide you with useful information during treatment.

Safety first

Before you start exploring, take the time to read the side effects information.

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Indication

Erivedge is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of skin cancer, called basal cell carcinoma, that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back after surgery or that your healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.

Indication

Erivedge is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of skin cancer, called basal cell carcinoma, that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back after surgery or that your healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.

Important Safety Information
What is the most important information I should know about Erivedge?
  • Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects
For females who can become pregnant:
  • You should talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child
  • Your healthcare provider should do a pregnancy test within 7 days before you start taking Erivedge to find out if you are pregnant
  • In order to avoid pregnancy, you should start using highly effective birth control before you start Erivedge, and continue during treatment and for 7 months after your last dose. Talk with your healthcare provider about what birth control method is right for you during this time
  • Talk to your healthcare provider right away if you have unprotected sex or if you think that your birth control has failed
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think that you may be pregnant
For males:
  • You should always use a condom with a spermicide, even if you have had a vasectomy, during sex with female partners while you are taking Erivedge and for 2 months after your last dose to protect your female partner from being exposed to Erivedge
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if your partner becomes pregnant or thinks she is pregnant while you are taking Erivedge
Exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy:
  • If you think that you or your female partner may have been exposed to Erivedge during pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider right away. Pregnant women are encouraged to participate in a program that collects information about exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy, and the effects on the mother and her unborn child
  • This program is called the Erivedge pregnancy pharmacovigilance program. You may participate in this program by calling the Genentech Adverse Event Line at (888) 835-2555
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Erivedge?
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Erivedge passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Erivedge or breast-feed. You should not do both
What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?

Do not give blood or blood products during treatment with Erivedge and for 7 months after your last dose.

What are the possible side effects of Erivedge?

The most common side effects of Erivedge are:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Hair loss
  • Change in how things taste or loss of taste
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Joint aches

These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including serious side effects and the Medication Guide.

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Safety

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about Erivedge?
  • Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects
  • For females who can become pregnant, talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child. Your healthcare provider should do a pregnancy test within 7 days before you start taking Erivedge to find out if you are pregnant. Avoid pregnancy by using highly effective birth control before starting Erivedge, and continue during treatment and for 7 months after your last dose. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have unprotected sex or think that your birth control has failed
  • For males, always use a condom with a spermicide during sex with female partners while you are taking Erivedge and for 2 months after your last dose, even if you have had a vasectomy
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you or your female partner could be pregnant or thinks she is pregnant while you are taking Erivedge
Exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy:
  • Pregnant women are encouraged to participate in a program that collects information about exposure and the effects on the mother and her unborn child by calling the Genentech Adverse Event Line at (888) 835-2555
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Erivedge?
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed
What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?
  • Do not give blood or blood products during treatment with Erivedge and for 7 months after your last dose
What are the possible side effects of Erivedge?

The most common side effects of Erivedge are:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Hair loss
  • Change in how things taste or loss of taste
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Joint aches

These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see the accompanying full Prescribing Information, including serious side effects and the Medication Guide.


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Erivedge Cares introduces you to Erivedge® (vismodegib) capsule and provides support throughout treatment

The Erivedge Cares program is designed to help you start on Erivedge and provide you with useful information during treatment. Click through to learn more about how Erivedge Cares can help you.

The Erivedge Cares program is for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or replace the medical advice of your doctor or other healthcare provider, who should always be your primary source of information about your health, diagnosis, and treatment.

Erivedge Cares helps you make the most of each office visit
  • Learn questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider at your next appointment

  • Get a list of frequently asked questions about treatment with Erivedge®(vismodegib) capsule

  • Receive a DVD to hear from other people who have taken Erivedge and from Dr. Amin, a dermatologist who provides tips on talking to your healthcare team



View a brochure with questions to ask your doctor


Erivedge Cares gives you some tips to try for the most common side effects
  • Get some helpful lifestyle tips to try if you are experiencing side effects

  • Talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and get follow-up information based on your conversation



View mailers based on your conversation


View a brochure of side effect tips


Erivedge Cares helps you find support in others
  • Hear stories from other people who have taken Erivedge® (vismodegib) capsule

  • Chat online with a registered nurse

  • Call a registered nurse any time at the Erivedge Patient Support Line (855-737-4833)

The Erivedge Patient Support Line is for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or replace the medical advice of your doctor or other healthcare provider, who should always be your primary source of information about your health, diagnosis, and treatment.



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This recording is an excerpt of a sample call between a registered nurse and a patient.

 

Erivedge Cares helps you get the medicine you need

At Genentech, we believe you should have access to the medicine you need. Erivedge Access Solutions can help you with coverage, reimbursement issues, and treatment support.


  • Getting Erivedge® (vismodegib) capsule: Learn the four simple steps for getting your prescription

  • Paying for Erivedge: Learn more about resources you may be eligible for, such as the Erivedge Co-pay Card and the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation

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Erivedge Cares is a free educational support program

When you sign up, you'll receive:


  • Mailers that tell the personal stories of other people who have taken Erivedge® (vismodegib) capsule

  • A series of educational emails with treatment information about Erivedge

  • Calls from registered nurses who can check in and answer questions
    about treatment


The Erivedge Cares program and the Erivedge Patient Support Line are for educational purposes only and are not intended to provide medical advice or replace the medical advice of your doctor or other healthcare provider, who should always be your primary source of information about your health, diagnosis, and treatment.

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SAFETY FIRST

Please see below for Important Safety Information.

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Indication

Erivedge is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of skin cancer, called basal cell carcinoma, that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back after surgery or that your healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.

Serious Side Effects

Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about Erivedge?

  • For females who can become pregnant, talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child. Your healthcare provider should do a pregnancy test within 7 days before you start taking Erivedge to find out if you are pregnant. Avoid pregnancy by using highly effective birth control before starting Erivedge, and continue during treatment and for 7 months after your last dose. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have unprotected sex or think that your birth control has failed

  • For males, always use a condom with a spermicide during sex with female partners while you are taking Erivedge and for 2 months after your last dose, even if you have had a vasectomy

  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you or your female partner could be pregnant or thinks she is pregnant while you are taking Erivedge


Exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy:

Pregnant women are encouraged to participate in a program that collects information about exposure and the effects on the mother and her unborn child by calling the Genentech Adverse Event Line at (888) 835-2555.


What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Erivedge?

  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant

  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed


What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?

Do not give blood or blood products during treatment with Erivedge and for 7 months after your last dose.


What are the possible side effects of Erivedge?

The most common side effects of Erivedge are:

  • Muscle spasms

  • Hair loss

  • Change in how things taste or loss of taste

  • Weight loss

  • Tiredness

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • Decreased appetite

  • Constipation

  • Vomiting

  • Joint aches


These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.


Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.


You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.


Please see the full Prescribing Information, including serious side effects and the Medication Guide.