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Dabrafenib is a type of medicine called a targeted therapy. This medicine is a BRAF kinase inhibitor. This medicine only works on cancer cells with a change or mutation in the BRAF gene. Dabrafenib acts to block certain cell signals to help keep cells from growing. Before this medicine is given, patients will be tested to see if they have the BRAF V600 gene mutation.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts, glucose, and electrolyte levels in the blood and to monitor liver and kidney function. Patients will have regular skin and eye exams.
Given as a capsule by mouth
Not all patients who take dabrafenib will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.