Varubi IV Side Effects
Generic name: rolapitant
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 1, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about rolapitant. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Varubi IV.
For the Consumer
Applies to rolapitant: oral tablet
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, rolapitant (the active ingredient contained in Varubi IV) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking rolapitant:
- Black, tarry stools
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- lower back or side pain
- pale skin
- sore throat
- trouble breathing
- ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Bladder pain
- bloody or cloudy urine
- frequent urge to urinate
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of rolapitant may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Decreased appetite
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to rolapitant: intravenous emulsion, oral tablet
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Disturbance in attention, dysgeusia, somnolence
Common (1% to 10%): Anemia, neutropenia
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite
Common (1% to 10%): Hiccups[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Myalgia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Insomnia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypertension, increased heart rate[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Blurred vision[Ref]
More about Varubi IV (rolapitant)
- Other brands
Related treatment guides
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
2. "Product Information. Varubi (rolapitant)." Tesaro Inc., Waltham, MA.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.