dasatinib, Sprycel (cont.)

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects are:

Other important and serious side effects of dasatinib include:

  • fever associated with reduced white blood cells,
  • reduced platelets,
  • reduced blood cell counts,
  • infection,
  • stomach or intestinal bleeding,
  • bleeding in the brain,
  • heart failure, and
  • fluid in the lungs.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 20, 50, 70, 80, 100, and 140 mg

STORAGE: Dasatinib should be stored at room temperature between 15 C - 30 C (59 F -86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Dasatinib is used for the treatment of newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML); treatment of chronic, accelerated, or myeloid or lymphoid blast phase Ph+ CML with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy including imatinib; and treatment of Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/17/2015

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