Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Zolinza

Descriptions


Vorinostat is used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). CTCL is a type of cancer that affects certain white blood cells and causes lesions to develop on the skin.

Vorinostat interferes with the growth of the cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by vorinostat, other unwanted effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Some unwanted effects may not be serious but may cause concern. Some of the unwanted effects do not occur until months or years after the medicine is used.

Before you begin treatment with vorinostat, you and your doctor should talk about the benefits this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule