Tasigna 150mg

(Nilotinib Hydrochloride Monohydrate)
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Tasigna 150mg
Prescription required. Manufactured by Novartis. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.

Tasigna Drug Information

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  • Tasigna Overview

    Nilotinib is used to treat a certain type of blood cancer (chronic myelogenous leukemia-CML). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

  • Tasigna Warnings

    Tasigna 150mg can rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) irregular heartbeats (QT prolongation). Nilotinib should not be used in people with low blood levels of certain minerals (potassium, magnesium) or a certain heart problem (long QT syndrome). To lower your risk, your doctor will order certain blood tests (potassium/magnesium levels, liver function tests) before and during treatment with nilotinib. You should have a heart test (EKG) before starting nilotinib. The EKG should be repeated 7 days after your first dose, when your dose is changed, and periodically while you are taking nilotinib. To decrease the risk of this effect, do not eat for 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking your dose. Other drugs/foods may increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat. Therefore, before taking Tasigna 150mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. See also How to Use and Drug Interactions sections.

  • How to Use Tasigna

    Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using nilotinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with Tasigna 150mg unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Take Tasigna 150mg by mouth on an empty stomach, usually twice daily about 12 hours apart or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsule whole with water. Do not open, break, or chew the capsules. Do not eat any food for at least 2 hours before or for 1 hour after taking your dose. Taking Tasigna 150mg with food can increase the amount of drug in your body and increase the risk of serious side effects. If unable to swallow the capsules, the capsules may be opened and the contents sprinkled in 1 teaspoon of applesauce. This mixture should be swallowed right away (within 15 minutes). Use only 1 teaspoon of applesauce. Do not sprinkle the contents onto other types of food. Drink plenty of fluids during treatment with Tasigna 150mg, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you are also taking an antacid, take it 2 hours before or after nilotinib. If you are also taking an H2 blocker (such as cimetidine, famotidine), take it 10 hours before or 2 hours after nilotinib. The Dosage of Tasigna 150mg is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, laboratory tests, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Children's Dosage of Tasigna 150mg is also based on body size. Do not increase your dose or take Tasigna 150mg more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased. Since Tasigna 150mg can be absorbed through the skin and lungs, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle Tasigna 150mg or breathe the dust from the contents of the capsules.

  • Tasigna Precautions

    Before taking nilotinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to lactose/galactose; or if you have any other allergies. Tasigna 150mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Tasigna 150mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, pancreatitis, heart disease (such as coronary artery disease, chest pain, heart attack), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke (including "mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks), blood circulation disease (peripheral arterial disease), blood vessel disease (hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis), stomach surgery (such as gastrectomy). Nilotinib may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using nilotinib,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using nilotinib safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Nilotinib can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose). To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of Tasigna 150mg, especially liver disease, and slowed growth and development. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details. See the doctor regularly so your child's liver function, height, weight, and development can be checked. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Tasigna 150mg, especially QT prolongation (see above). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using nilotinib. Nilotinib may harm an unborn baby. Ask about reliable forms of birth control while using Tasigna 150mg and for 14 days after stopping treatment. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Tasigna 150mg. It is not known whether Tasigna 150mg passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Tasigna 150mg and for 14 days after stopping treatment is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Tasigna Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Tasigna 150mg, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take if it is less than 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Tasigna Interactions

    See also How to Use. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.antacids, flibanserin, H2 blockers (such as cimetidine/famotidine), proton pump inhibitors (such as omeprazole). Other medications can affect the removal of nilotinib from your body, which may affect how nilotinib works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), HIV protease inhibitors (such as ritonavir), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin), rifamycins (such as rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others. Many drugs besides nilotinib may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), among others.

  • Tasigna Side Effects

    What are Tasigna side effects?

    Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Tasigna may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Tasigna as a result of an interaction with other medications.

    Side Effects of Tasigna

    The side effects of Tasigna may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Tasigna. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Tasigna may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

    Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Tasigna, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Tasigna.

    By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Tasigna, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Tasigna and the side effects associated with Tasigna are described in the following:

    Common Tasigna Side Effects


    • hypocalcemia
    • hyponatremia
    • hyperkalemia
    • hypokalemia
    • pancytopenia
    • anemia
    • thrombocytopenic disorder
    • leukopenia
    • neutropenic disorder
    • elevated serum lipase
    • hypertension
    • prolonged QT interval
    • skin rash
    • hyperbilirubinemia
    • hyperglycemia

    Less Severe

    • back pain
    • pharyngitis
    • constipation
    • muscle spasm
    • pruritus of skin
    • arthralgia
    • myalgia
    • vertigo
    • fever
    • fatigue
    • hypophosphatemia
    • pain
    • peripheral edema
    • flushing
    • headache disorder
    • palpitations
    • cough
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • night sweats
    • general weakness
    • upper respiratory infection
    • abdominal pain with cramps
    • urinary tract infection
    • edema
    • malaise
    • anorexia

    Less Frequent Tasigna Side Effects


    • hypomagnesemia
    • visual changes
    • abnormal ECG
    • intracranial bleeding
    • pancreatitis
    • urticaria
    • dyspnea
    • abnormal hepatic function tests
    • influenza
    • pleural effusions
    • gastrointestinal hemorrhage
    • lymphopenia
    • ocular hemorrhage
    • hemorrhage

    Less Severe

    • epistaxis
    • folliculitis
    • depression
    • peripheral neuropathy
    • dry eye
    • dyspepsia
    • eczema
    • erythema
    • alopecia
    • dry skin
    • bone pain
    • dizziness
    • insomnia
    • hyperhidrosis
    • acne vulgaris
    • paresthesia
    • abdominal distension
    • voice change
    • flatulence
    • conjunctivitis
    • non-cardiac chest pain
    • cutaneous papilloma
    • symptoms of anxiety
    • hypesthesia
    • hypercholesterolemia
    • hypertriglyceridemia
    • increased urinary frequency
    • musculoskeletal pain
    • muscle weakness
    • bruising
    • allergic dermatitis
    • dysgeusia
    • body fluid retention

    Rare or Very Rare Tasigna Side Effects


    • bacterial sepsis
    • infection
    • bradycardia
    • hypoglycemic disorder
    • cerebral edema
    • periorbital edema
    • optic neuritis
    • acute myocardial infarction
    • angina
    • pericardial effusion
    • heart failure
    • pneumonia
    • pulmonary edema
    • hepatitis
    • shock
    • chest pain
    • peripheral arterial occlusive disease
    • thyroiditis
    • thrombotic disorder
    • hearing loss
    • myocardial ischemia
    • cerebral ischemia
    • reactivation of hepatitis B
    • acute hepatic failure
    • ascites
    • arteriosclerotic vascular disease
    • atrioventricular block
    • atrial flutter
    • extrasystoles
    • atrial fibrillation
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

    Less Severe

    • facial edema
    • urinary incontinence
    • chills
    • hematoma
    • tinnitus
    • chemotherapy-induced hyperuricemia
    • candidiasis
    • earache
    • exfoliative dermatitis
    • tachycardia
  • Tasigna Storage

    Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Tasigna 150mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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