Dabrafenib is used to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer) or non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is often given with another medication called Trametinib.
Your doctor will check for a gene mutation before starting you on this.
Please see your healthcare professional immediately if any of the following occur:
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid taking grapefruit when you are taking this medication as grapefruit may interact with your medication and increase the risk of side-effects.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However if it is less than 6 hours to your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Pack Dabrafenib into a bag and bring it back to the pharmacy where you received it from.
You may refer to the following website if you need more information: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
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