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Varubi Side Effects

Generic Name: rolapitant

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug rolapitant. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Varubi.

For the Consumer

Applies to rolapitant: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, rolapitant (the active ingredient contained in Varubi) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking rolapitant, check with your doctor immediately:

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

Minor Side Effects

Some rolapitant side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Decreased appetite
  • dizziness
Less common:
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • heartburn
  • hiccups
  • indigestion
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rolapitant: 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.

It is possible that some side effects of Varubi may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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