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Why Erivedge May Be Right for You

Why Erivedge
may be right
for you

Learn how this oral
medicine may help treat
your advanced
basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
when surgery or radiation
are not options.
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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.

It is not known if Erivedge is safe and effective in children.

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.

It is not known if Erivedge is safe and effective in children.

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 will do a pregnancy test before you start taking Erivedge
  • In order to avoid pregnancy, you should use birth control during treatment and for 7 months after your final dose of Erivedge. 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:
  • Erivedge is present in semen. Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final dose
  • You should always use a condom, even if you have had a vasectomy, during sex with female partners who are pregnant or who are able to become pregnant, during treatment with Erivedge and for 3 months after your final 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. If you become pregnant during treatment with Erivedge, you or your healthcare provider should report your pregnancy to Genentech 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 breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Erivedge passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during treatment and for 7 months after your final dose of Erivedge. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during this time
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?
  • Do not donate blood or blood products while you are taking Erivedge and for 7 months after your final dose
  • Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final 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
  • Joint pain
  • Vomiting

Erivedge can cause absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in females who are able to become pregnant. It is not known if amenorrhea is permanent. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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 full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety 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:
  • You should talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of Erivedge to your unborn child
  • Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test before you start taking Erivedge
  • In order to avoid pregnancy, you should use birth control during treatment and for 7 months after your final dose of Erivedge. 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:
  • Erivedge is present in semen. Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final dose
  • You should always use a condom, even if you have had a vasectomy, during sex with female partners who are pregnant or who are able to become pregnant, during treatment with Erivedge and for 3 months after your final 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. If you become pregnant during treatment with Erivedge, you or your healthcare provider should report your pregnancy to Genentech 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 breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Erivedge passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed during treatment and for 7 months after your final dose of Erivedge. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during this time
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?
  • Do not donate blood or blood products while you are taking Erivedge and for 7 months after your final dose
  • Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final 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
  • Joint pain
  • Vomiting

Erivedge can cause absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in females who are able to become pregnant. It is not known if amenorrhea is permanent. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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 full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety 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 tips
for the most common side effects




*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.

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 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.



LISTEN TO A CALL with a registered nurse
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Helping you get the medicine you need

The following resources are available to provide financial assistance:


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

  • Paying for Erivedge: Learn more about resources you may be eligible for, such as the Genentech BioOncology 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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Please see below for Important Safety Information.

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Indication

Erivedge® (vismodegib) capsule 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 our healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.


It is not known if Erivedge is safe and effective in children.

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 will do a pregnancy test before you start taking Erivedge. Avoid pregnancy by using birth control during treatment and for 7 months after your final dose. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have unprotected sex or think that your birth control has failed

  • For males, Erivedge is present in semen. Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final dose. You should always use a condom, even if you have had a vasectomy, during sex with female partners who are pregnant or who are able to become pregnant, during treatment with Erivedge and for 3 months after your final dose to protect your female partner from being exposed to Erivedge

  • 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:

If you become pregnant during treatment with Erivedge, you or your healthcare provider should report your pregnancy to Genentech 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 breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

  • About all the medicines you take


What should I avoid while taking Erivedge?

  • Do not donate blood or blood products while you are taking Erivedge and for 7 months after your final dose

  • Do not donate semen while you are taking Erivedge and for 3 months after your final 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

  • Joint pain

  • Vomiting


Erivedge can cause absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in females who are able to become pregnant. It is not known if amenorrhea is permanent. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.


These are not all of the possible side effects of Erivedge. Because everyone is different, it is not possible to predict what side effects any one person will have or how severe they may be. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


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 full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information, including serious side effects, and the Medication Guide at Erivedge.com.