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What is Tasigna used for?

Tasigna is prescribed to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chromic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). CML is a type of cancer that develops in certain cells inside your bone marrow. The cells that are affected by this form of cancer normally develop into white blood cells. This medication is usually given after other medications have been tried without success.

You can buy Tasigna (Nilotinib) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Tasigna generic alternative available for purchase.


How does Tasigna work?

Tasigna is an oral medication that contains the active ingredient Nilotinib, and it belongs to a class of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The Nilotinib dosage works by binding to proteins on the tyrosine kinase protein. By binding to this protein, Tasigna prevents those cells from sending signals that encourage other cancer cells to grow and spread. This interfence slows or stops the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Before taking Tasigna, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tasigna dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Nilotinib dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tasigna dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.


Tasigna may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tasigna. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to liver disease, pancreatitis, heart disease (such as coronary artery disease, chest pain, heart attack), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke (including "mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks), blood circulation disease (peripheral arterial disease), blood vessel disease (hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis), stomach surgery (such as gastrectomy). Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Nilotinib.

Side Effects

Some common Tasigna side effects include:

Nausea, vomiting, headache, tiredness, constipation, diarrhea, fever, itchy skin, cough, joint pain, common cold, night sweats, and constipation

If any side effects of Nilotinib become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Tasigna?

This medication is used to treat a certain type of blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia, also known as CML. When taken, this medication works by slowing down or at times even stopping the growth of the cancer cells. Tasigna comes in the singular dose of 200mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.      


How much does Tasigna cost?

Tasigna is listed under Tier 5 of Medicare’s formulary. And just as any other Tier 5 medication it is referred to as a “non-preferred brand-name drug”. Anything on Tier 5 is going to be more expensive than any of the Tiers below it. However, you can still find a more affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center.

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