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Joseph, lives with pLGG


Common terms you may hear during your child’s treatment journey


A type of rash that resembles acne.


A type of change (mutation or fusion) in the BRAF gene that may play a role in cancer development.


A gene that, when altered, may be a driver of pediatric low-grade glioma (pLGG) growth.

BRAF fusion

When the BRAF gene fuses with another gene, 1 of the 2 most common types of BRAF alterations in pLGG.

BRAF V600E mutation

A point mutation in the BRAF gene, 1 of the 2 most common types of BRAF alterations in pLGG.

FDA approved

FDA approval of a drug means that data on the drug's effects have been reviewed and the drug is determined to provide benefits that outweigh its known and potential risks for the intended population.

Genomic testing

A test that looks at genes for different kinds of cancer, including pLGG. Genomic testing can be used to check for alterations in a specific gene called BRAF, like a BRAF fusion or a BRAF V600 mutation.


A type of tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord.

Pediatric low-grade glioma (pLGG)

A slow-growing, or low-grade, brain tumor (cancer) in children, often caused by changes in the BRAF gene.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapies are more precise than systemic therapy in their action, selectively blocking the signals that drive cancer growth in tumor cells.

Relapsed or refractory

If your child's pLGG is described as relapsed or refractory, this means the tumor either came back or did not respond to previous treatment.


Before taking or giving OJEMDA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your or your child’s medical conditions, including if you:

  • have bleeding, skin, or liver problems
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. OJEMDA can harm your unborn baby.

Females who are able to become pregnant:

  • You should use effective non-hormonal birth control (contraception) during treatment with OJEMDA and for 28 days after your last dose of OJEMDA.

Males with female partners who are able to become pregnant should use effective non-hormonal birth control (contraception) during treatment with OJEMDA and for 2 weeks after your last dose of OJEMDA.

  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 2 weeks after your last dose of OJEMDA.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What should I avoid while taking OJEMDA?

Limit the amount of time you spend in sunlight. OJEMDA can make your skin sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity). Use sun protection measures, such as sunscreen, sunglasses and wear protective clothes that cover your skin during your treatment with OJEMDA.

What are the possible side effects of OJEMDA?

OJEMDA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • bleeding problems (hemorrhage) are common and can also be serious. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop any signs or symptoms of bleeding, including:
    • headache, dizziness or feeling weak
    • coughing up blood or blood clots
    • vomiting blood or your vomit looks like "coffee grounds"
    • red or black stools that look like tar
  • skin reactions, including sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity). OJEMDA can cause skin reactions that can become severe. Tell your healthcare provider if you get new or worsening skin reactions, including:
    • rash
    • bumps or tiny papules
    • acne
    • peeling, redness, or irritation
    • blisters
  • liver problems. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your liver function before and during treatment with OJEMDA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of the following symptoms:
    • yellowing of your skin or your eyes
    • dark or brown (tea-colored) urine
    • nausea or vomiting
    • loss of appetite
    • tiredness
    • bruising
    • bleeding
    • pain in your upper right stomach area
  • slowed growth in children. Growth will be checked routinely during treatment with OJEMDA.

The most common side effects of OJEMDA include:

  • rash
  • hair color changes
  • tiredness
  • viral infection
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • fever
  • dry skin
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • acne
  • upper respiratory tract infection

OJEMDA may cause fertility problems in males and females, which may affect your ability to have children.


What is OJEMDA™ (tovorafenib)?

OJEMDA is a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of brain tumors (cancers) called gliomas in patients 6 months and older:

  • that is a pediatric low-grade glioma (LGG), and
  • that has come back after previous treatment or has not responded to previous treatment and
  • that has a certain type of abnormal “BRAF” gene.

These are not all the possible side effects of OJEMDA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Patient Information, including Instructions for Use, for more information.