Used for Cancer

View vismodegib savings options available to you including Manufacturer Coupons, Rx Advantage Savings Card, Canadian Prescription Savings or vismodegib Patient Assistance Program.

Programs are suitable for individuals who want to buy vismodegib without insurance, with insurance or for those who are underinsured. You can pay as little as $0 per fill.*

Manufactured by various FDA-approved generic manufacturers.

*Applicable to Drug Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs

This content is intended for US audiences only

Drug savings programs

  • Qualified

    Rx Advantage Card

    A hand holding a dark-colored prescription savings card with various ID numbers and the label "Rx Advantage." Text below states the card is not insurance and cannot be used for Medicare or Medicaid.

    Save up to 90%

  • Unavailable

    Canadian Prescription Savings

    Manufactured by
    Powered by
    Prescription Help Logo
  • Unavailable

    Drug Coupons

    A hand holds a Copay Savings Card that states eligible patients with commercial insurance may pay as little as $0 per tube for Opzelura.
  • Unavailable

    Patient Assistance Programs

    A picture of a patient assistance application form
Navin Khosla NowPatientGreen tick
Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about vismodegib

What dosages is vismodegib available in?

What dosages is vismodegib available in?

vismodegib is available as a 150 mg oral capsule.

What is vismodegib used for?

What is vismodegib used for?

vismodegib is a hedgehog pathway inhibitor that is used to treat basal cell carcinoma that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) or that can’t be removed by surgery.

How does vismodegib work?

How does vismodegib work?

vismodegib is a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor, meaning it blocks the Hedgehog pathway. It treats skin cancer by turning this pathway off so that the cancer cells can’t grow or spread as well.

How do I take vismodegib?

How do I take vismodegib?

The usual dose is 150 mg by mouth once a day.

Is it safe for me to take vismodegib?

Is it safe for me to take vismodegib?

vismodegib is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

vismodegib Common Side Effects

vismodegib Common Side Effects

Common side effects of vismodegib:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Hair loss
  • Taste changes
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Lower appetite
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
vismodegib Serious Side Effects

vismodegib Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with vismodegib. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious skin reactions: painful blisters, skin wounds, peeling skin, fever, sore throat, body aches
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on vismodegib

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on vismodegib

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for vismodegib. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes vismodegib?

Who makes vismodegib?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is vismodegib safe in pregnancy?

Is vismodegib safe in pregnancy?

vismodegib can cause your baby to die before it is born (be stillborn) or cause your baby to have severe birth
defects. For females who can become pregnant:
Your healthcare provider will do a pregnancy test within 7 days before you start taking vismodegib. In order to avoid pregnancy, you should use birth control during treatment and for 24 months after your final dose of vismodegib. Talk with your healthcare provider about what birth control method is right for you during this time. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think that you may be pregnant.

For males:
vismodegib is present in semen. Do not donate semen while you are taking vismodegib and for 3 months after
your final dose.
You should always use a condom, even if you have had a vasectomy, during sex with female partners who are
pregnant or who are able to become pregnant, during treatment with vismodegib and for 3 months after your final
dose to protect your female partner from being exposed to vismodegib. Tell your healthcare provider right away if your partner becomes pregnant or thinks she is pregnant while you are taking vismodegib. Pregnancy Exposure Registry:
There is a Pregnancy Exposure Registry for females taking vismodegib who become pregnant. The purpose of this
registry is to monitor the health of you and your unborn baby. If you think that you or your female partner may have
been exposed to vismodegib during pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider right away. If you become pregnant
during treatment with vismodegib, you or your healthcare provider should report your pregnancy to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.


What to do if you missed your vismodegib dose

The FDA's medical product safety reporting program for health professionals, patients and consumers.

Learn more about reporting side effects
dollar sign

Drug Savings Tips

Medical Disclaimer

NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information on this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

FAQ logo

People Asked

Now Patient Data Security

Data Security

Our Commitment to You.

Find out moreNow Patient Data SecurityNow Patient Data Security

What is NowPatient

Telehealth and Online Pharmacy

NowPatient is a licensed online pharmacy and doctor service that is available around the world. Our service is FREE and packed with valuable features that can benefit your health such as medication reminders, educational blogs, medically approved symptoms checker, UK NHS online pharmacyprivate treatment plansRx Advantage cardhealth conditions information, affordable medications options, genetic testinghome test kitshealth riskspollen meterair quality monitor, weight loss plans, drug savings programs and lots more!

A laptop screen displaying a health dashboard with widgets showing health profile, notifications, personalized health tools, and favorite widgets including body mass index and weight loss tracking.


To improve the lives of everyone by making high-quality care accessible and convenient

We are here to improve lives. Our service gives you access to smart features and resources that can help empower you to take control of your health and improve your health outcomes. All this, in one place, for FREE. We strive to bring a fresh perspective to managing health. NowPatient can be accessed by downloading the App or using your web browser.

Download our app today

A collage showing a map with pharmacies, a questionnaire, medication details, and a person video chatting on a screen.

Can I trust NowPatient

Meet our medical team

We are a passionate group of clinicians and medical writers covering a broad range of specialities with experience operating in health systems in the United Kingdom & United States. Providing excellent care and advice is at the heart of everything we do. You can read more about our medical team by visiting the medical team page or learn more about how we curate content by visiting our editorial process

Your Questions Answered

For your peace of mind, we can answer your questions quickly

We have a comprehensive list of FAQ’s on each feature page. Alternatively, for broader questions around our service just click the button below.
Find your answers