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Regimen Information

For tasigna, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

How tasigna chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Tasigna for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Tasigna (nilotinib) is a drug used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.


  • Risk of Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Rash

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm kris

Hi! I started Tasgina April 18,2012. For me, it has worked great!! I did have a total body rash the second week but after that, Absolutely nothing. Tired, absolutely, very tired, but sounds like very one is way. My numbers went down Immediately. in 3 weeks i reached Complete Hematologic Response. My WBC was 21.91 on May 7th they went down to 7.2 with every other results were just about normal. After 6 months I am at minor Molecular Response. 1 log if not more. I am 6-18 months ahead of reaching my goals!! Having no side effects really is wonderful!!!

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012
Hi, I'm Big Mike MJS

I was diagnosed with CML April 2013. Dr put me in Tasigna then. It brought my numbers down. From over 22K to 7K. The only things I’ve had is hot flashes and fatigue. Dr says hot flashes aren’t one of the known side effects but fatigue is. I still believe that the medicine is causing it. Anyone else having issues like this?

  • Sat Dec 5, 2015
I'm nsl, and I support someone with cancer

stomach cramps mostly and Nausea in the beginning. Settled down by itself. Took zentac.

  • Tue Aug 6, 2013

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