Farydak

Drug List

Farydak

Drug Name

Farydak (Panobinostat)

Manufactured By

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Panobinostat is used along with other medications to treat multiple myeloma. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking panobinostat and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. It is usually taken once every other day for 3 doses each week for the first 2 weeks, then stopped for 1 week. This is one cycle of treatment. Continue taking the medication this way as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole with a cup of water. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules. If you vomit after taking the medication, do not take another dose of the medication that day. Take the next dose at the usual time. Avoid getting the powder in the capsule onto your skin or into your eyes. If the powder does get onto the skin, wash the area with water and soap. If the powder gets into the eyes, flush the eyes with plenty of water. The dosage is based on your medical condition, laboratory tests, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Your doctor may stop your medication for a while if you get any side effects. Talk to your doctor for more details. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time on the days you are scheduled to take the medication. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, swelling hands/ankles/feet, or weakness may occur. Nausea and vomiting can be severe. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting. Eating several small meals or limiting activity may help lessen some of these effects. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Persistent vomiting/diarrhea may result in a serious loss of body water (dehydration) and/or blood minerals. Contact your doctor promptly if you notice any symptoms of dehydration, such as unusual decreased urination, unusual dry mouth/thirst, fast heartbeat, or dizziness/lightheadedness. Panobinostat may rarely cause serious liver disease. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage, including: persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine. This medication decreases bone marrow function, an effect that may lead to a low number of blood cells such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. This effect can cause anemia, decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, or cause easy bruising/bleeding. These effects may be fatal. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following symptoms: unusual tiredness, pale skin, signs of infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat, cough, shortness of breath), easy bruising/bleeding, pink/bloody urine, black/bloody stools, vomit that contains blood or looks like coffee grounds, coughing up blood. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious signs of bleeding, including: severe/persistent headache, trouble speaking, confusion. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Other medications can affect the removal of panobinostat from your body, which may affect how panobinostat works. Examples include carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifamycins (such as rifampin), St. John's wort, among others.

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include: severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, easy bruising/bleeding. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember if it is within 12 hours of your scheduled dose. If it is more than 12 hours after your scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store in blister pack at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep the blister pack in the original carton to protect from light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.