Mekinist should be stored refrigerated, and protected from moisture and light. Do not allow the medicine to freeze.
Keep the tablets in their original bottle. Do not store them in a pill box or any other container.
The bottle contains a tiny packet known as a desiccant, which helps absorb moisture to keep the medicine dry. Do not remove the desiccant from the bottle.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Mekinist?
If you miss your Mekinist dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next dose is within 12 hours, however, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Mekinist tablets are available in the following strengths:
Mekinist 0.5 mg
Mekinist 1 mg
Mekinist 2 mg.
Can I Buy Generic Mekinist?
This medication is not available in generic form at this time (see Generic Mekinist).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Mekinist [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2014 January.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed September 19, 2013.
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