Drug: Tasigna

NILOTINIB (nil OT i nib) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cells from growing. This medicine is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • dizziness or fainting
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • light-colored stools
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
  • sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • muscle aches
  • stomach pain
  • trouble sleeping

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • dizziness or fainting
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • light-colored stools
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
  • sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • muscle aches
  • stomach pain
  • trouble sleeping

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart disease
  • history of irregular heartbeat
  • history of pancreatitis
  • liver disease
  • low magnesium or potassium levels in the body
  • QT prolongation
  • total gastrectomy
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to nilotinib, lactose, gelatin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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