Tafinlar is a FDA-approved prescription medicine used for the following adult conditions:
- Non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
- Melanoma, a form of skin cancer
- Anaplastic thyroid cancer (a form of thyroid cancer in which the cancer cells resemble regular thyroid cell)
Tafinlar is authorized to address these conditions in limited circumstances. Tafinlar has the active ingredient Dabrafenib, which is not suitable for all forms of melanoma or NSCLC. It will only inhibit the development of skin cancer cells with a specific hereditary mutation in the BRAF V600 gene. Before prescribing dabrafenib, your doctor will look for this variant.
Tafinlar’s safety and effectiveness in children is unknown.
This medication may be sold under several trade names and/or in various forms. This drug may not be accessible in all of the forms or be authorized for all of the conditions mentioned here. Furthermore, some forms of this drug may not be appropriate for all of the diseases listed here.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for a disease not mentioned in this article. Speak to your doctor if you have not addressed this or if you are unsure why you are taking this medicine. Do not discontinue this medicine without first contacting your doctor.
- difficulty breathing,
- face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling up
- little or no urination,
- shortness of breath,
- pale or yellowed skin,
- dark colored urine,
- eye pain or swelling,
- vision changes,
- seeing halos around lights,
- seeing color “dots” in your vision,
- severe skin rash,
- skin pain or swelling,
- redness and peeling skin, of hands and feet
- increased thirst or urination,
- bloody or tarry stools,
- coughing up blood,
- vomit that looks like coffee grounds,
- pounding heartbeats, and
- swelling in your feet or ankles
If you have any of the signs mentioned above, seek medical attention immediately. These are not the only Tafinlar side effects. Consult your doctor or chemist for more details.
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