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Varubi Side Effects

Generic Name: rolapitant

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.

For the Consumer

Applies to rolapitant: oral tablet

Other dosage forms:

Along with its needed effects, rolapitant (the active ingredient contained in Varubi) 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:

More Common

  • Black, tarry stools
  • chills
  • cough
  • fever
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale skin
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Less Common

  • Bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • troubled breathing with exertion

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:

More Common

Less Common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rolapitant: intravenous emulsion, oral tablet

Hematologic

Common (1% to 10%): Neutropenia, anemia[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Hiccups[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, dyspepsia, stomatitis[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Varubi (rolapitant)." Tesaro Inc., Waltham, MA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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