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Generic: dasatinib
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It targets specific proteins within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment unless your doctor tells you to stop. You will need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.

Avoid taking products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your doctor. These medicines may hide a fever.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast- feed an infant while taking this medicine. Males who take this medicine should use a condom to avoid pregnancy in their partner.

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

               
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