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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Ever had a blood clot in a vein or lung
  • Anemia
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Diabetes, prediabetes, or high blood sugar levels
  • Been told you have low or high levels of potassium or magnesium
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Vorinostat to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Vorinostat Work?

Vorinostat belongs to a class of medicines known as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. The exact way it works to treat T-cell lymphoma is unknown. The medication interferes with important proteins involved in gene expression -- the process by which the information contained in genes is interpreted. It is thought that this drug helps to stop cancer cells from reproducing and causes cell death.
 
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