What is Tasigna?
Tasigna (nilotinib) is a cancer drug that prevents cancer cells from growing and spreading in the body.
Tasigna is frequently prescribed when previous drugs have failed to work.
If you have long QT syndrome or low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood, you should avoid using Tasigna.
Tasigna can cause major heart problems, especially if you use it with certain other medications.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Tasigna if you are allergic to nilotinib, or if you have: low potassium or magnesium levels in the blood; or long QT syndrome, a heart rhythm issue.
To make sure Tasigna is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
heart disease, heartbeat issues, or long QT syndrome (in yourself or a family member); a stroke; leg blood circulation problems; bleeding problems; low blood potassium or magnesium levels; severe lactose (milk sugar) problems; liver disease; pancreatitis; or stomach surgery (total gastrectomy).
How should I take Tasigna?
Tasigna is taken every 12 hours on average. Follow the instructions on the back of your prescription bottle. This medicine should not be taken in bigger or smaller doses or for longer than suggested.
Tasigna side effects
If you develop hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek emergency medical attention right away.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
bleeding that is unexpected (bruises, blood in your pee or feces);
Swelling, fast weight gain, and shortness of breath are among symptoms.
Headache, disorientation, vision issues, and dizziness are all symptoms of brain hemorrhage.
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 s
Common Tasigna side effects may include:
Night sweats; pain in your bones, spine, joints, or muscles; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation; rash, transient hair loss;
headache, fatigue; or a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or a sore throat.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential adverse effects; more may arise. For medical advice on side effects, contact your doctor.
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