Trametinib 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 together with another medication called Dabrafenib.
Your doctor will check for a gene mutation before starting you on this.
Common side effects include:
Rare but serious side effects include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However if it is less than 12 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.
Protect from light and moisture. The bottle contains desiccant to keep your medication dry. Store in original bottle and do not throw away the desiccant.
Pack Trametinib 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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