NILOTINIB TASIGNA 200MG CAPSULES
Tasigna Nilotinib is a kinase inhibitor. It works by preventing the growth of cancer cells. It is mainly used for treating certain types of leukemia (eg, chronic myelogenous leukemia).
SIDE-EFFECTS OF NILOTINIB 200MG CAPSULES
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Consult with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, gas, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, night sweats, muscle cramps, back, bone, joint, limb, or muscle pain, hair loss, dry or reddened skin, numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
How should I take Tasigna?
Tasigna is usually taken every 12 hours. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take Tasigna on an empty stomach. Do not take with food. Food can increase your blood levels of nilotinib and may increase harmful side effects.
Avoid eating anything for at least 2 hours before and 1 hour after you take Tasigna.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Swallow the capsule whole.
If you cannot swallow a capsule whole you may open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into no more than 1 teaspoon of applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.
Tasigna is to be taken long-term. You should not stop using this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Tasigna can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests.
Nilotinib can cause a serious heart problem. Your heart function may be checked with an electrocardiograph or ECG (sometimes called an EKG) before and during your treatment with this medicine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.