tasigna side effects
tasigna side effects, Tasigna (nilotinib) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Tasigna is used to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
Tasigna is usually given after other medications have been tried without success.Buy now
You should not use Tasigna if you have long QT syndrome, or low blood levels of potassium or magnesium.
Call your doctor right away or get emergency medical help if you have fast or pounding heartbeats and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out).
Take Tasigna on an empty stomach. Avoid eating anything for at least 2 hours before and 1 hour after you take your dose.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Tasigna if you are allergic to nilotinib, or if you have:
low blood levels of potassium or magnesium; or
a heart rhythm disorder called long QT syndrome.
To make sure Tasigna is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
heart disease, heartbeat problems, or long QT syndrome (in you or a family member);
blood circulation problems in your legs;
low blood levels of potassium or magnesium;
severe problems with lactose (milk sugar);
surgical removal of your stomach (total gastrectomy).
You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment.
Do not use Tasigna if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 14 days after your last dose.
Do not breast-feed while you are taking Tasigna and for at least 14 days after your last dose.
Tasigna side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Tasigna: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Contact your doctor right away or get emergency medical help if you have symptoms of a serious heart problem: fast or pounding heartbeats and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
unusual bleeding (bruises, blood in your urine or stools);
swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath;
bleeding in the brain – sudden headache, confusion, vision problems, and dizziness;
signs of liver or pancreas problems – upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), nausea or vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
low blood cell counts – fever, chills, night sweats, mouth sores, pale skin, unusual weakness;
signs of decreased blood flow – leg pain or cold feeling, chest pain, numbness, trouble walking, speech problems; or
signs of tumor cell breakdown – confusion, weakness, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, fast or slow heart rate, decreased urination, tingling in your hands and feet or around your mouth.
Common Tasigna side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
rash, temporary hair loss;
pain in your bones, spine, joints, or muscles;
headache, feeling tired; or
runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Read more