FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: DASATINIB

User Comments:

Sprycel (dasatinib) for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: “2011 I started with glivec. After taking three years of glivec it has not worked. Then I started sprysel 100 mg per day. I got a good result in just 1 month, then after 2 years I started getting a lot of side effects on my body. pain , ache in my head, water, veins pressure going to high and now I take a one more tablet for water pressure.”

Mehul boda February 3, 2018

Sprycel (dasatinib) for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: “In January 2009, I was initial diagnosed by my PCP with a general category of having blood cancer and referred to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for further evaluation. The white blood cell was 175k. Then they changed the medication to Sprycel 100mg/day; within four weeks of beginning the treatment with it, my white blood cell count dramatically fell from 175k to 16K. I was fully informed of the two prominent side-effects Pain Pleural Effusion. , the medication did cause a pleural effusion to develop and needed a thorocentsis that extracted 850 milliliters offluid from the pleural cavity with reduction of the meds, from 100mg to 50mg, no pain, no more pleural effusions. Remission has remained steady throughout @ under $99.98 of the time.”

Jeff Daniels December 20, 2017

Sprycel (dasatinib) for Leukemia: “Having tried bith Imatinib and Nilotinib, my Haemotologist tried me on Dasatinib – the effect this drug had on me was devastating, after only 3 days my body literally began to shut down, I was so weak I was crawling on my hands and knees just to go to the bathroom. After two weeks off it was decided to try a greatly reduced dosage (50mg) every other day but even at that I had little to no quality of life. I hope others have had better luck than I did.”

ulstersam (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2017

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: “dx’d late 2005. Started Gleevec, sick as a dog, got over that but was very hard on my stomach. In remission 2007. Bone and joint pain bad. Cramps in ribs. 2013 started Sprycel. No nausea but bone and joint pain. 2015 at dr complaining short of breath. Tests all normal. 2017 in hospital twice from getting severe infection from other immunos for PsA. Resting sats high 80s low 90s and pleural effusion. Second time effusion worse than the month before. Not enough to drain but still short of breath, low sats at rest. Finally decided it’s the Sprycel so back on Gleevec. Been off Sprycel for a month. Am feeling much better but sats still very low. If any of you had low sats, how long after stopping Sprycel before you got better?”

Rsands (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 7, 2017

For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: “I’ve been very happy with Sprycel for more than three years now. However, these last few months I’ve been experiencing various symptoms which I believe are related to this medicine. I have bone pain that no doctor is explaining, I often have some difficulty breathing and I feel tried all the time. Nevertheless, I would not chose to change Sprycel; I have tired four types of medications of which this was the only one I faced no side effect troubles with.”

Nadawi March 9, 2017

Sprycel (dasatinib) for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: “I m happy to be in complete remission because of this medication”

Anonymous October 31, 2016

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