SPRYCEL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “2011 I started with glivec. After taking three years of glivec it has not worked. Then I started sprysel 100 mg per day. I got a good result in just 1 month, then after 2 years I started getting a lot of side effects on my body. pain , ache in my head, water, veins pressure going to high and now I take a one more tablet for water pressure.”

Mehul boda February 3, 2018

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “In January 2009, I was initial diagnosed by my PCP with a general category of having blood cancer and referred to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for further evaluation. The white blood cell was 175k. Then they changed the medication to Sprycel 100mg/day; within four weeks of beginning the treatment with it, my white blood cell count dramatically fell from 175k to 16K. I was fully informed of the two prominent side-effects Pain Pleural Effusion. , the medication did cause a pleural effusion to develop and needed a thorocentsis that extracted 850 milliliters offluid from the pleural cavity with reduction of the meds, from 100mg to 50mg, no pain, no more pleural effusions. Remission has remained steady throughout @ under $99.98 of the time.”

Jeff Daniels December 20, 2017

For Leukemia “Having tried bith Imatinib and Nilotinib, my Haemotologist tried me on Dasatinib – the effect this drug had on me was devastating, after only 3 days my body literally began to shut down, I was so weak I was crawling on my hands and knees just to go to the bathroom. After two weeks off it was decided to try a greatly reduced dosage (50mg) every other day but even at that I had little to no quality of life. I hope others have had better luck than I did.”

ulstersam (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2017

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “I m happy to be in complete remission because of this medication”

Anonymous October 31, 2016

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “I was diagnosed with CML in 2012 and started with tasigna and couldn’t handle the horrible side effects the I went to sprycel with horrible side effects to Gleevec and then back to a lower dose of Sprycel! Sense then I’ve had mild skin irritation and my breast hurt but nothing I have become accustomed to, the worst part is the joint pain. But over all my CML is asleep and undetected in my blood as of today! So I will take the joint pain as long as I have to!”

April lh October 30, 2016

For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia “I have ALL Phil+, my Dr put me on Sprycel after my bone marrow (stem cell) transplant as a precautionary measure. Initially I suffered the side effects, mainly pleural edema but different from others, I had a drainage done (through my back) which seemed to cure it immediately. I stayed off the Sprycel for 1 week then went back on it at a lower dosage (40mg once a day). I have grittiness of the eyes (eyes are not dry, they tear alot infact), a little edema in the legs and feet. I don’t really have anything bad to say about Sprycel, I have nothing to compare it to. I’m alive though. Should be cured in another year. I also am on the study where this drug is provided no cost.”

Rickkronos October 3, 2016

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