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Many other drugs interact with nilotinib. Some examples are certain HIV medications, antibiotics, antifungals, and medications to treat seizures. Drug interactions may increase serious side effects or cause your medications to stop working properly. Your doctor or pharmacist should check for interactions and may need to adjust your treatment. Therefore, before using nilotinib, tell your doctor and pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
Many drugs besides nilotinib may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), among others. Therefore, before using nilotinib, report all medications you are currently using to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: warfarin.
Check the labels on all your nonprescription/herbal medications. They may contain medications that can interact with nilotinib (e.g., the acid blocker cimetidine, proton pump inhibitors (such as omeprazole), herbal products to lower cholesterol, St. John's wort). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood count, EKG, electrolyte levels, liver function, lipase levels, uric acid level) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take if it is less than 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised December 2011. Copyright(c) 2011 First Databank, Inc.
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