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How Tafinlar Copay Assistance Works

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1 – Check Your Coverage/Benefits Verification

Our team of expert billers finds the best avenues of coverage that minimize out-of-pocket costs.

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2 – Transfer Prescription to AmeriPharma

We process your prescription by working with your previous pharmacy or prescriber, making the transition quick and easy.

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3 – Prior Authorization

Our team of specialists obtains approval from your insurance companies within 24 to 72 hours.

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4 – Copay Assistance & Financial Aid

We secure financial aid and decrease copays, out-of-pocket expenses, and high deductibles. To date, AmeriPharma Specialty Care has secured $55 million in financial assistance for our patients.

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5 – Nursing Care Coordination

AmeriPharma puts your schedule and home environment first when scheduling and coordinating one of our specialized nurses for your in-home infusions.

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6 – Delivery Coordination

Medications are always delivered in strict compliance with the specific requirements for immune globulin shipping. Next-day and overnight cold-chain deliveries are coordinated around your schedule.

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What Is Tafinlar?

Tafinlar is the brand name for dabrafenib, an antineoplastic agent that belongs to a group called BRAF kinase inhibitors. BRAF stands for kinase B-raf, a protein in a cascade of signaling pathways that ultimately promotes cell proliferation and mobility. 

The most frequent mutation in BRAF occurs in the catalytic domain resulting in a single amino acid change, V600. This mutation results in an aberrant activation of cell growth, which promotes tumor cell survival and enhances mobility. 

Mutations in BRAF are seen in a number of cancers, mainly melanoma (40-60%), metastatic colorectal cancer (10-15%), non-small cell lung cancer (3%), breast cancer (3%), ovarian cancer (4%), glioma (11%) and papillary thyroid cancers (30-39%).

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What Is Tafinlar Used To Treat?

Tafinlar is used to treat BRAF V600E and V600K-specific mutations seen in melanoma, as well as non-small cell lung cancer, solid tumors, and thyroid cancer. 

Your doctor will confirm BRAF V600 mutation status (in tumor specimens) prior to initiating Tafinlar. It is used either as a monotherapy, or in combination with Mekinist (trametinib), another antineoplastic agent that works by inhibiting another enzyme in the BRAF signaling pathway, called MEK protein. 

Tafinlar is taken orally and it comes in a capsule form of 50 mg and 75 mg, while Mekinist comes in a tablet form.

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Tafinlar Side Effects

All drugs including Tafinlar have the potential to cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only minor side effects such as:

  • Hair loss
  • Hard or thick skin
  • Dry skin
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Nose irritation
  • Throat irritation 

More serious side effects may occur, such as:

  • Bleeding
  • High blood sugar-like symptoms (confusion, fatigue, increased thirst, increased hunger, passing a lot of urine, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit)
  • Fluid and electrolytes imbalance 
  • Kidney problems
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Change in strength in one side of the body 
  • Heart problems
  • Mole changes
  • Eye/vision problems

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Dosing Information

Melanoma, adjuvant treatment: 150 mg twice daily (in combination with trametinib); continue for up to 1 year in the absence of disease recurrence or unacceptable toxicity.

Melanoma, metastatic or unresectable: 150 mg twice daily (as a single-agent therapy or in combination with trametinib).

Non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic: 150 mg twice daily (in combination with trametinib).

Solid tumors, unresectable or metastatic: 150 mg twice daily (in combination with trametinib).

Thyroid cancer, anaplastic, locally advanced or metastatic: 150 mg twice daily (in combination with trametinib).

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