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Bosulif Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- What are the possible side effects of bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- How should I take bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bosulif)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bosulif)?
- What should I avoid while taking bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- What other drugs will affect bosutinib (Bosulif)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bosutinib (Bosulif)?
You should not use bosutinib if you are allergic to it.
To make sure bosutinib is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- heart disease;
- epilepsy, migraine headaches; or
- asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other breathing disorder.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use bosutinib if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using this medication and for at least 30 days after your treatment ends.
It is not known whether bosutinib passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine. After you stop taking bosutinib, ask your doctor how long to wait before breast-feeding again.
How should I take bosutinib (Bosulif)?
Bosutinib is usually taken once per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take with food.
Do not break or crush a bosutinib tablet. The medicine from a crushed or broken pill can be dangerous if it gets on your skin. If this occurs, wash your skin with soap and water. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to safely handle and dispose of a broken tablet.
You may need frequent medical tests at your doctor's office to be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests.
You should not stop using bosutinib without your doctor's advice.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Bosulif Information
- Bosulif Drug Interactions Center: bosutinib oral
- Bosulif Side Effects Center
- Bosulif FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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