dasatinib (generic name)

It targets specific proteins within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing
(da SA ti nib)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
  • You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding.
    • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
    • signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, nosebleeds
    • signs of decreased red blood cells - unusual weakness or tiredness, fainting spells, lightheadedness
    • breathing problems
    • dry cough
    • fast, irregular heartbeat
    • swelling of the legs or ankles, or other parts of the body
    • sores or white patches in your mouth or throat
    • sudden weight gain

    Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

    • diarrhea
    • headache
    • nausea, vomiting
    • weak or tired

    Where should I keep my medicine?

    Keep out of the reach of children.

    Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

    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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Last Updated: December 15, 2009
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