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Tasigna : Nilotinib 150 mg Capsules

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Brand Name : Tasigna
Composition : Nilotinib
Manufactured by : Novartis India Ltd.
Strength : 150 mg
Form : Capsules
Packing : Pack of 28 Capsules

Prescription Required *

What is Tasigna 150 mg Capsule?

Nilotinib is a prescription oncology drug. It comes in a capsule that you take by mouth. It is available as the brand-name drug Tasigna, manufactured by Novartis Pharma Ltd. It should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.

What is the use of Tasigna Nilotinib Capsule?

Tasigna (Nilotinib) is used to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

Chronic myeloid leukemia : CML, also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is a type of cancer that starts in certain blood-forming cells of the bone marrow.

How Does Nilotinib Capsule Work?

Nilotinib belongs to group of the cancer-fighting medications known as antineoplastics, and specifically to the family of medications called protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Tyrosine kinases are enzymes (a type of protein) that help control the function of various cells in the body.

Nilotinib works by inhibiting multiple different kinases, which in turn leads to inhibition of overproduction of leukemia cells. This inhibition occurs in the bone marrow of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and other hyperproliferative diseases, while allowing normal red cell, white cell, and platelet production to resume. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.

What are the side effects of Tasigna Capsules?

When you take Tasigna cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. Nilotinib may cause side effects. Most side effects from Nilotinib are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. The following is a list of possible adverse-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Nilotinib Capsule:

Common Side Effects of Tasigna Capsules : Skin rash ; Itching ; Headache ; Nausea ; Fatigue ; Tiredness ; Joint or muscle aches or pain ; Back pain ; Diarrhea ; Constipation ; Temporary hair loss ; Cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat) etc.

Serious Side Effects of Tasigna Capsules : Severe stomach or abdominal pain ; Toe or joint pain ; Painful urination ; A change in the amount of urine ; Swelling hands/ankles/feet ; Unusual or rapid weight gain ; Symptoms of high blood sugar (such as increased thirst or urination) ;signs of liver disease (such as persistent vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, or dark urine) etc.

Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Nilotinib. To learn more about possible side effects of Tasigna (Nilotinib), read the drug label or package insert or talk to your health care provider or pharmacist.

What are the precautions & warnings of Tasigna Capsules?

Before Taking Tasigna cancer medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :

Missed Dose : Missing doses of Tasigna cancer medicines can reduce their usefulness and increase the possibility of developing drug resistance, which makes this oncology drug lose their effectiveness. For best results, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Tasigna medication as instructed. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Overdose : If you’ve taken more than the recommended amount of Nilotinib 150 mg or enough to have a harmful effect on your body’s functions, you have overdosed. A wide range of signs and symptoms can occur when a person overdoses, and everyone responds differently. The severity of a drug overdose depends on the drug, the amount taken, and the physical and medical history of the person who overdosed. If you think you or your friend has overdosed, call an ambulance straight away. You and your friend need medical help as soon as possible.

Allergies : Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Tasigna or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pregnancy : Naturally, if you are pregnant and taking Tasigna medicine, one of your greatest concerns will be for your unborn child. Because, this cancer medicine may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. So, If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this oncology drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to a fetus. You must tell about your pregnancy to your doctor. Your pharmacist must understand your condition in order to monitor your health, and so your baby can be protected from infection soon after birth. You can also consult with your doctor about birth control methods that will work for you.

Breast-feeding : Breastfeeding is an essential physiologic process that provides nutrition to the infant and protects the child against infection and immunologic disorders. But, It is not known whether Tasigna cancer medicine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Nilotinib.

Medical History : Some medical conditions may interact with Tasigna. To make sure Nilotinib is safe for you, tell your health care provider if you:

• are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
• have a history of diabetes, lupus, pancreatitis, lung or breathing problems, liver problems, stomach or bowel problems or kidney problems etc.
• have problems with your hormone glands (eg, thyroid, pituitary);
• have had a liver transplant;
• have congestive heart failure;
• have a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome;
• have any type of active infection;
• have a history of hepatitis;
• have low bone mineral density;
• have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine;
• have recently had surgery or plan to have surgery etc.

What are the storage instructions for Tasigna Capsules?

Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner. The major instructions one should follow while storing Nilotinib include:

• Store Nilotinib capsules in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Discard the medicine if its expiry date has crossed.
• Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep Tasigna in the original container, and keep the container closed tightly.
• Do not store Tasigna (Nilotinib) or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
• Please return any unused or unwanted medicines to your clinic or pharmacy to destroy.
• Do not use Nilotinib if the original seal over the container opening is broken or missing.

Prescription Required:

In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.


The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


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