TASIGNA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “Took tasigna 2 tabs in the morning and 2 tabs in the evening. Shes having too many little poop, that made her sleepless. She feels bloated most of the time. She barely sleep .was diagnosed w cml last Jan 2017. Before that it is important. To recognize such symptoms , she is 68 years old, in good healthy eating lifestyle, taking high blood medicines since late her 40’s. Does her annual check up at age 55 up to present religiously. No history of family CML except for hepatitis b her sister. She started having WBC high of feb.2016 from normal 10,000 went to 35,000. Doctors thought its just an infection took 1-3 antibiotics between , starting august with onset fatigue, hard breathing and hypoglycemia, which she never had sugar problem before”

Jj philippines February 12, 2017

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “Started Tasigna on Thursday morning. I’m diabetic and became severely hypoglycemic on Saturday. Stopped taking diabetes meds, and that improved, but I had a stomach ache and nausea so bad I was dry heaving for 3 solid days, because I couldn’t eat. Went 3 days without sleep because I was curled up around the toilet. I stopped taking it on Monday evening. My reaction to this drug felt like what I invision chemo to be. I go back to my doctor tomorrow to come up with an alternative treatment plan. I’m now scared to start another med, for fear of similar reactions, and I don’t want to imagine this sick the rest of my life. Very happy and envious of all the success stories.”

IanBench (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2016

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “After Gleevec quit working after five years, and no remission, Tasigna has been a wonderful medicine. Thinning hair, a little hip pain and some blisters/itching…but so much blessing to have achieved molecular remission in 4 mos. and continued for 3 yrs. now. Doc has reduced my dose from 600 to 400mgs to see if rashes stop and pain subsides. hopefully, won’t have to go back up. The cost is insanity…good thing I get assistance or I wouldn’t be here. “

JaynaQT February 15, 2016

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “I have been on Tasigna for just over 3 years now (300mg x 2 times a day) Tasigna worked for me within a few weeks I have been in remission for basically the entire 3 years. As for the side effects, I feel sick to my stomach, tired, severe leg and arm pain, I can’t walk to long without needing a break, I went from working full time to not working at all because I am so tired all the time…. but hey I am in remission and alive so is all the above really a problem? Nope”

Miss Jacqueline (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 1, 2015

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “Started on Gleevec in 2005, I was having hard time with side effects. Sometime early 2007 I heard they were working with Tasigna, It was under a number at that point. I asked my Doctor if I could get on the study. After some testing and paperwork, I finally got on it. Great, I had been told prior that I would never reach molecular remission. After several months on Tasigna, I received a phone call at my house late one evening. My Doctor was surprised, and happy to tell me, there were no signs of my leukemia and I was in a molecular remission. At That time they still had me on 800 mg a day. I had the typical side effects with light rash, some hair loss and some bone pain. Several years later I was reduced to 600 mg and am on that now.”

Wolfs Blood (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 8, 2014

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia “Brought my BCR ABL levels down where Gleevec and Sprycel didn’t, at least for my specific situation. I had to waste 9 months of treatment to find out Tasigna was the right medicine for me. Lucky I worked so hard to fight for it that is what it takes. Works great for ph refractory on other medicines before transplant.”

jj mn (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 18, 2014

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