Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Zelboraf

Descriptions


Vemurafenib is used to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer) that has spread or that cannot be removed by surgery. It is only used if the melanoma cells have the BRAF V600E mutation. Your doctor will use a special test to look for this mutation.

Vemurafenib is also used to treat Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD), which is a type of blood cancer that can affect body tissues and organs. It is only used if the cancer cells have the BRAF V600 mutation. Vemurafenib belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics (cancer medicines).

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet