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Understanding Side Effects

TAFINLAR + MEKINIST

As with many cancer treatments, it’s important for you and your health care provider to be aware of possible side effects of treatment with TAFINLAR® (dabrafenib) capsules + MEKINIST® (trametinib) tablets.

The most common side effect: Fever

Think you may have a fever?

Dr Hamid’s tips for managing fever

About half of clinical trial patients experienced fevers while taking TAFINLAR + MEKINIST—so there’s a good chance you will too. The good news is that these fevers are manageable and rarely severe. Watch the video below to learn some tips for managing these fevers from oncologist Dr Hamid.

Other common side effects

The following side effects can also be experienced by those taking TAFINLAR + MEKINIST. Talk to your health care provider right away if you experience any side effects. Your health care provider may choose to modify, interrupt, or discontinue your treatment.

Watch the video below for more tips on managing possible side effects.

Remember to listen to your body

Keep track of your side effects, and inform your health care provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. When you begin TAFINLAR + MEKINIST, make sure to keep a list of all of your medicines, and show it to your health care provider whenever you get a new medicine; certain medicines may affect each other, resulting in side effects.