What happens if I miss a dose (Tasigna)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tasigna)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness and vomiting.
What should I avoid while taking nilotinib (Tasigna)?
Do not take with food. Food can increase your blood levels of nilotinib and may increase your risk of harmful side effects.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with nilotinib and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
Avoid taking an antacid within several hours before or after you take nilotinib.
What other drugs will affect nilotinib (Tasigna)?
Many drugs can interact with nilotinib and not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with nilotinib, especially:
- esomeprazole (Nexium) and other stomach acid reducers;
- ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot) or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray);
- St. John's wort;
- theophylline (Aquaphyllin, Asmalix, Elixophyllin, Theolair, Theosol);
- a blood thinner or medication to prevent blood clots;
- an antibiotic, or tuberculosis medicine;
- antifungal medication;
- anti-malaria medication;
- cancer medication, an immunosuppressant, or medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- heart or blood pressure medication, heart rhythm medication;
- medications to treat HIV, AIDS, or hepatitis C;
- medicine to treat depression or mental illness;
- medicine to treat or prevent nausea;
- narcotic pain medication, a sedative, or a medication to treat narcolepsy;
- seizure medication; or
- steroid medication.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with nilotinib. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about nilotinib.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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