Generic Name: Panobinostat (pan oh BIN oh stat)
Brand Name: Farydak
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2020.
- Diarrhea is common with Farydak (panobinostat) and can be severe. Call your doctor to find out what to do if you have diarrhea or stomach cramps. You will need to take care not to become dehydrated. Do not try to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly heart problems like abnormal heartbeats have happened with Farydak (panobinostat). Abnormal heartbeats may happen because of electrolyte problems. Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- You will need an ECG before starting Farydak (panobinostat) and during treatment. Talk with your doctor.
Uses of Farydak:
- It is used to treat multiple myeloma.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Farydak?
- If you are allergic to Farydak (panobinostat); any part of Farydak (panobinostat); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have an infection.
- If you have liver disease.
- If you have a certain type of chest pain (unstable angina).
- If you have had a recent heart attack.
- If you are taking any drugs that can cause a certain type of heartbeat that is not normal (prolonged QT interval). There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Farydak (panobinostat).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Farydak (panobinostat) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Farydak?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Farydak (panobinostat). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- You may have more of a chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Some infections have been very bad and even deadly.
- You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor. Rarely, some bleeding problems have been deadly.
- If you are 65 or older, use Farydak (panobinostat) with care. You could have more side effects.
- This medicine may cause harm to an unborn baby. A pregnancy test will be done before you start Farydak (panobinostat) to show that you are NOT pregnant.
- You may need to have a pregnancy test while taking Farydak (panobinostat). Talk with your doctor.
- Women must use birth control while taking Farydak (panobinostat) and for some time after the last dose. Ask your doctor how long to use birth control. If you get pregnant, call your doctor right away.
- Men with a partner who is pregnant or may get pregnant must use a condom while taking Farydak (panobinostat) and for some time after the last dose. Use a condom even if you have had a vasectomy. Ask your doctor how long to use a condom. If your partner is pregnant or gets pregnant, call the doctor right away.
How is this medicine (Farydak) best taken?
Use Farydak (panobinostat) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- This medicine is not taken every day. Be sure you know how to take it. Talk with your doctor if you have questions.
- Take with or without food.
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, open, or crush.
- Take with a full glass of water.
- If you touch a broken capsule, or the drug inside the capsule, wash the area with soap and water.
- If Farydak (panobinostat) gets in the eyes, rinse with cool water.
- Avoid star fruit, pomegranate or pomegranate juice, and grapefruit or grapefruit juice while you take Farydak (panobinostat).
- Take Farydak (panobinostat) at the same time of day.
- Keep taking Farydak (panobinostat) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- If you throw up after taking a dose, do not repeat the dose. Take your next dose at your normal time.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it has been 12 hours or more since the missed dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Signs of bleeding like throwing up or coughing up blood; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; abnormal vaginal bleeding; bruises without a cause or that get bigger; or bleeding you cannot stop.
- Signs of fluid and electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, very bad dizziness or passing out, fast heartbeat, more thirst, seizures, feeling very tired or weak, not hungry, unable to pass urine or change in the amount of urine produced, dry mouth, dry eyes, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
- Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Fast, slow, or abnormal heartbeat.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Pale skin.
- Very bad headache.
- Shortness of breath.
- Swelling in the arms or legs.
What are some other side effects of Farydak?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Not hungry.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Weight loss.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Farydak?
- Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Store in the original container to protect from light.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it with care. Read it again each time Farydak (panobinostat) is refilled. If you have any questions about Farydak (panobinostat), please talk with the doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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