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How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

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.

Available Strengths

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).
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