Dasakast 70 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukaemia). It is used in patients whose disease could not be treated with other medications for leukaemia or who cannot take these medications because of side effects.
Dasakast 70 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and rash are some common side effects of this medicine. In some cases, it may cause increased heartbeat and low or high blood pressure, if it happens consult with your doctor. Your doctor might check your blood pressure regularly. It is advised to avoid antacid intake within 2 hours of taking this medicine. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. You must avoid driving if you experience dizziness or blurred vision during treatment.USES OF SPRYCEL TABLET
- Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia)
SIDE EFFECTS OF SPRYCEL TABLETMost side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you are worried about themCommon side effects of Sprycel
- Abdominal pain
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Breathing problems
- Low blood platelets
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
- Coping with Abdominal painIn most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.