Dabrafenib (Tafinlar)

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General information

Class/mechanism: BRAF kinase inhibitor. Dabrafenib inhibits some mutated BRAF kinases, such as BRAF V600E, BRAF V600K, and BRAF V600D. Some BRAF mutations such as BRAF V600E cause constitutive activation of the BRAF pathway, which drives tumor cell growth.[1][2][3]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

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Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication


Non-small cell lung cancer

Thyroid cancer

Also known as

  • Code names: GSK2118436, GSK-2118436A
  • Generic name: dabrafenib mesylate
  • Brand name: Tafinlar