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Taking Vorinostat Safely

When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with vorinostat include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You should take vorinostat with food.
  • Try to take your dose at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Vorinostat should be swallowed whole; do not open, crush, or chew the capsules.
  • Try to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid each day to help prevent dehydration.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking vorinostat without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Dosing Information for Vorinostat

The dose of vorinostat your healthcare provider recommends will be based largely on how well you tolerate the medicine. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Vorinostat Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Vorinostat may react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Vorinostat).

What If I Overdose on This Medication?

It is not entirely known what to expect from an overdose with vorinostat. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have taken too much.
(Click Zolinza Overdose for more information.)
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