Zolinza (Vorinostat) – Treatment for Metastatic Melanoma
Melanoma is usually considered skin cancer albeit not always. It starts in the cells that produce melanin, or the pigment that gives color to the skin. These cells are called melanocytes. Melanocytes are responsible for the formation of moles but not all moles become melanoma.
Metastatic Melanoma on the other hand is Stage IV melanoma. It is when the melanoma cells of any kind spread through the lymph nodes to some parts of the body. Melanoma has a dangerous ability to spread or metastasize in later stages and spread in different sites within the body.
Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma
Zolinza (Vorinostat) ® is used to treat skin problems caused by cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Zolinza (Vorinostat) ® is indicated in patients who have progressive and persistent disease on or following two systemic therapies. Vorinostat works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Dosage and Administration
The recommended dose is 400 mg orally once daily with food. Zolinza (Vorinostat) ® capsules should not be opened or crushed. Zolinza capsules should be swallowed whole.
Where to buy Zolinza (Vorinostat) ®?
Zolinza (Vorinostat) ® is sold online. You can buy Zolinza online from reputable online drug suppliers like www.cancerdrugs.supply. You can get value for your money when you buy Zolinza (Vorinostat) ® online. Zolinza has a wholesale price of $240 a day.
Frequently Asked Questions
“How long does it take for my package to reach me?”
Once we receive your order at CancerDrugs.supply, it goes through a thorough check by our pharmacists. Within 48 working hours from the time we received your order, we will have it dispatched and sent a parcel tracking number to your email.
“What should I do before taking this medicine?”
If you are allergic to vorinostat, do not take Zolinza.
To ensure Zolinza is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have the following diseases:
Anemia (low red blood cells);
An electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood);
A history of stroke or blood clot;
If you have recently been ill with vomiting or diarrhea; or
If you use a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven) and you have routine “inr” or prothrombin time tests.
“What are the possible side effects of Vorinostat?”
Make sure to seek help if you have or show signs of allergic reactions. Some of these include hives, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
The most common drug-related adverse reactions that have been noted:
- Gastrointestinal Symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, weight loss, vomiting)
- Fatigue and chills
- Taste disorders
“If I am pregnant, can I take Zolinza (Vorinostat) ®? What about nursing mothers?”
Zolinza can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women. So if you are pregnant or think that you are pregnant, you are discouraged from taking Zolinza.
For nursing mothers on the other hand, it hasn’t been established yet if the effect of Zolinza extends to the human milk. But because of the possible adverse reaction of nursing infants to Zolinza, a decision must be made for the discontinue of the drug taking into serious consideration the importance of Vorinostat to the mother.
“What happens if I miss a dose?”
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Comment from: Liz, Oregon
“While in the course of taking the treatment, I experienced loss of appetite and dizziness. The dry mouth was also inevitable. My doctor said my metastatic melanoma cannot be entirely eliminated because unfortunately it has spread through some other parts of my body.”
Comment from Kim, VA
“I was diagnosed with CTCL and my doctor told advised me to take Zolinza. My CTCL improved and the growth of melanocytes decreased although I acquired severe anemia throughout the process.”
Comment from: Fighter, 45-54 on treatment:
“I am being treated, post-chemo, for prevention of reoccurring Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I went through 3 traditional rounds of chemo (ICE – given in-hospital for 4 days) this time. 2 years ago I was treated with ABVD (8 rounds) and Rituxin (4)”