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Dabrafenib Mesylate

What is Tafinlar used for?

Dabrafenib is used to treat various cancers (such as skin, thyroid, lung, solid tumors, brain). It belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. Dabrafenib works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.


Dabrafenib Mesylate


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Tafinlar Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking dabrafenib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily about 12 hours apart. Take this medication on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. If you vomit, do not take another dose to catch up. Take your next dose at the regular time.

If you are using the capsules, swallow the capsules whole. Do not open, crush, chew, or break the capsules.

If you are using the tablet form of this medication, read the Instructions for Use before you start taking dabrafenib and each time you get a refill. Do not swallow whole, chew or crush the tablets. The tablet(s) must be mixed in water before taking. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how much water you should use to mix the tablet(s). Add water and the prescribed number of tablet(s) to the dosing cup provided. Gently stir with the handle of a teaspoon for at least 3 minutes until the tablet(s) break apart. The mixture should be cloudy white and may contain small pieces. Drink all of the mixture right away. To make sure you have taken all of the medication, add more water to the cup, stir with the handle of a teaspoon, and drink it right away. Repeat if any medicine remains in the cup. Take this medication within 30 minutes of mixing.

The mixture may also be given through a tube into the stomach (nasogastric or gastric tube). If you are giving this medication through a nasogastric or gastric tube, ask your health care professional for detailed instructions on how to give it.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Children's dose is also based on weight.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase. Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the capsules.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Tafinlar Dosage and Form Information

Tablet For Suspension
10 Mg
75 Mg
50 Mg