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When and How to Take This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with bosutinib include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • Bosutinib should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, cut, or chew bosutinib tablets; they must be swallowed whole.
  • You should avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medication. This is because grapefruit products may cause too much of the medicine to be absorbed from your digestive tract into your body.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Avoid touching or handling bosutinib tablets that are broken or crushed. Only handle whole tablets.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine just because you feel better.

Dosing Information for Bosutinib

The dose of bosutinib your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Whether you experience side effects
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Bosutinib Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Bosutinib may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Bosutinib).
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