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Sprycel 50mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Sprycel 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukaemia). It is used in patients whose disease could not be treated with other medications for leukaemia or who cannot take these medications because of side effects.

Sprycel 50mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and rash are some common side effects of this medicine. In some cases, it may cause increased heartbeat and low or high blood pressure, if it happens consult with your doctor. Your doctor might check your blood pressure regularly. It is advised to avoid antacid intake within 2 hours of taking this medicine. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells.

Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. You must avoid driving if you experience dizziness or blurred vision during treatment.

Benefits of Sprycel Tablet

In Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia)

Blood cancer, also called leukemia, is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues, that decreases the body's ability to fight infection. Sprycel 50mg Tablet kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Sprycel Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sprycel

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Breathing problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Infection
  • Low blood platelets
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Vomiting

How to use Sprycel Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sprycel 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sprycel Tablet works

Sprycel 50mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sprycel 50mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sprycel 50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Sprycel 50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Sprycel 50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Take special care when driving in case you experience side effects such as dizziness and blurred vision with Sprycel 50mg Tablet.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sprycel 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sprycel 50mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sprycel 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Sprycel 50mg Tablet is recommended.

What if you forget to take Sprycel Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sprycel 50mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a month after you stop taking it.
  • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe headache, confusion, problems with your eyesight, nausea or vomiting.
  • It may cause serious bleeding problem. Inform your doctor if you get headaches, stomach pain or if you notice blood in your urine or stools.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine and Thiazole Derivetive
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Patient concerns

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She is suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult to Ayurvedic doctor at your local city area , face to face consult is needed.
Mh mother have blood cancer .recently she got her first induction chemotherapy.in CBC test Immature myeloid cells 18 percent what are indicate.is it serious .is it shown presence of cancer in blood old tell me
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear Mam Greetings from 1mg, The reports shows low hemoglobin and platelet count which can be due to chemotherapy.
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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Bristol-Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd., The India Bulls Finance Centre, 6th Floor, Tower 1, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone (W), Mumbai - 400013
Expires on or after: November, 2022

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