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Dabrafenib
Specialty Drug

Tafinlar

Tafinlar is part of the Kinase Inhibitors class and treats Melanoma. Kinase inhibitors are used to treat cancers such as leukemia, breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, and renal cancer. They are also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent organ transplant rejection. They work by stopping cancer cell growth and preventing the spread of the cells. Tafinlar is only available as a brand name drug. Compare kinase inhibitors.
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Dabrafenib Side Effects

Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

bloody or cloudy urine

blurred vision

dry mouth

fever

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

lump or growth on the skin

nausea

redness, swelling, or pain of the skin

scaling of the skin on the hands and feet

skin blisters

skin rash

sweating

swelling of the feet or lower legs

tingling of the hands and feet

troubled breathing

ulceration of the skin

unexplained weight loss

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

Less common

Blurred vision or other change in vision

change in color vision

difficulty seeing at night

eye pain

increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight

redness of the eye

tearing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Back pain

constipation

cough

darkened urine

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

difficulty with moving

fast heartbeat

hair loss or thinning of the hair

headache

indigestion

loss of appetite

muscle aches

muscle pain or stiffness

pain in the joints

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

sore throat

stuffy or runny nose

yellow eyes or skin

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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