Tasigna Nilotinib Hydrochloride Monohydrate and/or alternatives
Tasigna 150mgManufacturer: Novartis Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Tasigna 200mgManufacturer: Novartis Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
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Description of Tasigna
Tasigna has Nilotinib as its active ingredient, and it belongs to the therapeutic class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. You can buy Tasigna in the form of oral capsules.
Indications & Dosage of Tasigna
Tasigna is an anti-cancer drug used for treating a certain type of blood cancer termed as chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML. It works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the patient’s body.
The dosage may range from Tasigna 300 to 400mg two times a day, depending on the severity and stage of the disease. Tasigna capsules are available in strengths of 150mg and 200mg. You will be given one or the other as per your doctor’s prescription.
Take Tasigna capsules on an empty stomach at least 2 hours after or 1 hour before food with a full glass of water. Your doctor will advise you not to take Tasigna with meals. You will have to swallow the capsule whole, without crushing or chewing it. However, if you have difficulty swallowing the capsule, you can open it, dissolve its contents in a spoon of apple sauce, and swallow it without chewing. Consume the contents of the capsule immediately. It cannot be kept for later use. Throw away the empty capsule.
Side Effects & Interactions of Tasigna
Mild skin rash, itching, diarrhea, headache, constipation, back or neck pain, weight changes, tiredness, stuffy nose, throat soreness, or sneezing may commonly occur in Tasigna patients. However, you should immediately seek medical help if any of these worsen or persist.
Some serious side effects associated with Tasigna include:
- Seizures, pounding or fast heartbeat
- Pale skin, lightheadedness, weakness, difficulty concentrating, rapid heart rate
- Easy bruising or bleeding, red or purple pinpoints under the skin
- Body aches, chills, fever, sores in the throat and mouth, flu symptoms
- Shortness of breath, even due to mild exertion
- Rapid weight gain, swelling
- Crusting or redness around the hair follicles
- Sudden confusion, headache or vision problems
- Nausea, itching, upper stomach pain, dark urine, loss of appetite, jaundice or clay-colored stools
- Severe upper stomach pain spreading to the back
- Cough with green or yellow mucus, shortness of breath, stabbing chest pain
Some of the drugs that may interact adversely with Tasigna include:
- Blood thinners (e.g. warfarin)
- Antibiotics (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin)
- Antifungal drugs (e.g. itraconazole, voriconazole)
- Antidepressants (e.g. amitriptylline, nefazodone)
- Anti-malaria medicines (e.g. chloroquine, mefloquine)
- Blood pressure or heart medicines (e.g. amiodarone, dronedarone)
- Drugs for preventing organ transplant rejection (e.g. sirolimus)
- HIV/ AIDS medicines (e.g. ritonavir, indinavir)
- Drugs for preventing or treating vomiting and nausea (e.g. dolasetron)
- Medicines for psychiatric disorders (e.g. chlorpromazine)
- Drugs for migraine (e.g. sumatriptan)
- Narcotic medicines (e.g. methadone)
- Stomach acid reducers (e.g. dexlansoprazole)
- Drugs such as conivaptan, arsenic trioxide, droperidol, imatinib, midazolam, isoniazid or St. John’s wort
Warnings & Precautions of Tasigna
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Tasigna if you have an allergy to it, or if you have long QT syndrome or low magnesium or potassium levels in your blood.
Inform your doctor beforehand if you have a heart rhythm disorder, heart disease, liver disease, family of long QT syndrome or personal history of pancreatitis.