Tasigna 150mg Capsule

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Introduction

Tasigna 150mg Capsule 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.

Tasigna 150mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach, 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.

Headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and rash are very common side effects of this medicine. If you experience severe diarrhea, consult with your doctor or drink plenty of fluids while on treatment. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver and blood uric acid levels and blood sugar or fat level in the body.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. 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. Use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Benefits of Tasigna Capsule

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. Tasigna 150mg Capsule 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 Tasigna Capsule

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 Tasigna

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue

How to use Tasigna Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Tasigna 150mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tasigna Capsule works

Tasigna 150mg Capsule 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
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Tasigna 150mg Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tasigna 150mg Capsule 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
Tasigna 150mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tasigna 150mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tasigna 150mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tasigna 150mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tasigna 150mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tasigna 150mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tasigna Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Tasigna 150mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Chemical Class
Aminopyrimidine Derivative
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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Expires on or after: February, 2022

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