Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. It starts in the top layer of the skin, and if it’s found early, most basal cell carcinoma can be surgically removed.
Sometimes, basal cell carcinoma becomes more serious and can become advanced. When basal cell carcinoma is advanced, it’s either locally advanced or metastatic.
How can you tell if you have locally advanced basal cell carcinoma or metastatic basal cell carcinoma?
If you have advanced basal cell carcinoma that has come back after surgery or that can’t be treated with surgery or radiation, then you and your doctor may decide that Erivedge is the right treatment for you.
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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 your healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.
It is not known if Erivedge is safe and effective in children.
Erivedge can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth defects.
There is a Pregnancy Exposure Registry for females taking Erivedge who become pregnant. The purpose of this registry is to monitor the health of you and your unborn baby. 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.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of the following signs or symptoms of a severe skin reaction, including:
Your healthcare provider may permanently stop Erivedge if you develop a severe skin reaction.
Erivedge can cause absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in females who are able to become pregnant. It is not known if amenorrha is permanent. Talk to your healthcare provided 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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