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Dasatinib

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Uses

Dasatinib is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (cml)

How it works

In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Dasatinib blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.

Common side effects

Breathing difficulty, Rash, Reduced blood platelets, Joint pain, Difficulty in speaking, Headache, Dizziness, Decreased level of thyroid hormones, Back pain, Fluid retention, Myelosuppression, Pain in extremity, Vision disorder, Muscle pain, Facial swelling, Haemorrhage, Shortness of breath, Discoloration of skin, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Weakness, Pain, Allergic reaction, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain, Infection, Bruising, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Herpes virus infection, Hair loss, Fatigue, Fever, Hot flushes, Anemia, Dry skin, Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp, Increased blood pressure, Decreased appetite, Weight loss, Cough, Skin rash, Altered taste, Tumor, Mucosal inflammation, Nose bleed, Bone pain, Hand-foot syndrome, Constipation, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Abnormal skin pigmentation, Hives, Protein in urine, Hair discolouration

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Expert advice

  • Dasatinib is not recommended for use in patients <18 years of age.
  • Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acids (antacids) within 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking dasatinib.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines to thin the blood or prevent clots, if you have or have had liver or heart problem or if you start having difficulty breathing, chest pain, or a cough while taking dasatinib. 
  • Exercise caution while taking dasatinib if you have been diagnosed with intolerance to lactose.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking dasatinib as it may cause dizziness and blurring of vision.
  • Avoid if allergic to dasatinib or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Dasatinib

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen with dasatinib?
Using dasatinib together with ibuprofen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are an elderly or have kidney or liver disease. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.

Is dasatinib FDA approved?
Dasatinib is FDA approved for the use in the treatment of adults with chronic phase, accelerated phase, or myeloid or lymphoid blast phase chronic myeloid leukaemia.


Content on this page was last updated on 17 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)