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TASIGNA may cause side effects in some patients. Some of these side effects are serious, and some are more common.
What is the most important information to know about prescription TASIGNA?
TASIGNA can cause QT prolongation, a possible life-threatening heart problem. QT prolongation causes an irregular heartbeat, which may lead to sudden death. Call your doctor right away if you feel lightheaded, faint or have an irregular heartbeat while taking TASIGNA. These can be symptoms of QT prolongation.
Low blood counts
Low blood counts are common with TASIGNA. Your doctor will check your blood counts every 2 weeks for 2 months then monthly thereafter. Symptoms of low blood counts include:
Symptoms include yellow skin and eyes
Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)
TLS is caused by a fast breakdown of cancer cells. TLS can cause you to have:
Your doctor may do blood tests to check you for TLS.
Call your doctor right away if you feel lightheaded, faint or have an irregular heartbeat while taking TASIGNA. These can be symptoms of QT prolongation, a possible life-threatening heart problem
Pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis)
Symptoms include sudden stomach area pain with nausea and vomiting
Bleeding in the brain
Symptoms include sudden headache, changes in your eyesight, not being aware what is going on around you and becoming unconscious
Your body may hold too much fluid (fluid retention). Symptoms of fluid retention include shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, and swelling
Decreased blood flow to the leg, heart, or brain
People who have recently been diagnosed with Ph+ CML and take TASIGNA may develop decreased blood flow to the leg, the heart, or brain. Get medical help right away if you suddenly develop any of the following symptoms:
Call your doctor right away if you develop signs and symptoms of bleeding
Most patients experience side effects at some time. Some common side effects you may experience include:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of TASIGNA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
If you need to take antacids (medicines to treat heartburn) do not take them at the same time that you take TASIGNA. If you take:
Please see the full Prescribing Information including the Boxed WARNING, and the TASIGNA Medication Guide.
Find out about financial assistance programs available for patients taking TASIGNA