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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Zelboraf?

You should call your doctor if any of the following symptoms or side effects become persistent or severe while taking the melanoma drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib):
  • fatigue
  • body aches and pain
  • swelling in your hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
  • changes in your sense of taste
  • headache
  • hair loss
  • dry or itchy skin
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • cough
Get medical attention immediately if you experience:
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • rapid, irregular or pounding heartbeats
  • fainting
  • body-wide rash or redness
  • hives
  • peeling, blistering skin
  • fever
  • nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
  • pain in the upper right part of your stomach
  • yellowing of your skin or eyes
  • throat tightness or hoarseness
  • swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • blisters or sores in the mouth
  • urine turns dark or brown (tea color)
Let your doctor know right away if you notice any new skin growths, a sore or red bump that bleeds or doesn't heal, or changes in an existing mole.

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