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Adult Dosing .
Dosage forms: 0.5,1,2
- [uses, dosing may vary]
- Info: refer to institution protocols and pkg insert prior to prescribing for uses and dosing incl. toxicity-related dose adjustments
melanoma, metastatic or unresectable
- [2 mg PO qd]
- Info: for pts w/ BRAF V600E or V600K mutation; use as monotherapy or w/ dabrafenib; give at least 1h before or 2h after meals
- [see below]
- mild-mod impairment: no adjustment; severe impairment: not defined
- [see below]
- mild impairment: no adjustment; mod-severe impairment: not defined
Peds Dosing .
Peds dosing is currently unavailable or not applicable for this drug.
- hypersens. to drug/class/compon.
Drug Interactions .
- cardiotoxic effects
- tyrosine kinase effects
- ado-trastuzumab emtansine
Adverse Reactions .
- HTN, severe
- interstitial lung dz
- retinal vein occlusion
- skin toxicity, severe
- renal failure
- ALT, AST incr.
- alk phos incr.
- acneiform dermatitis
- abdominal pain
- vision changes
- hand-foot syndrome
- dry eyes
- retinal pigment epithelium detachment
Lactation: Safety Unknown
use effective contraception during tx and x4mo after D/C in women of child-bearing potential
LVEF at baseline, 1mo after tx start, then q2-3mo; ophthal. exam w/in 24h if change or loss of vision; dermatologic exams
Metabolism: deacetylation primarily; CYP450: unknown
Excretion: feces >80%, urine <20%; Half-life: 3.9-4.8 days
Subclass: Kinase Inhibitors
Mechanism of Action
inhibits mitogen-activated extracellular kinase (MEK) 1 and 2, disrupting the MAP kinase tumor cell proliferation pathway
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Approximate Retail Price
This information is currently not available for this drug.
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