Tasigna (nilotinib) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects

What is Tasigna?

tasigna (nilotinib) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. tasigna uses to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

Tasigna side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to tasigna side effects: 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;

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed tasigna dosing as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness and vomiting.

How should I take Tasigna?

tasigna 150 mg price 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, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Do not take with food. Food can increase your blood levels of nilotinib and may increase harmful side effects.

take tasigna 150 mg capsule 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.

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