Cancer Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Nilotinib Dosage

General Information on Taking Nilotinib

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with nilotinib include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day, about 12 hours apart.
 
  • Nilotinib should be taken on an empty stomach; do not eat for at least two hours before a dose or for one hour afterwards. Taking nilotinib with food may cause you to absorb too much medicine, which could increase your risk for serious side effects.
 
  • One possible way to accomplish this dosing regimen is to take one dose an hour before breakfast and the second dose an hour before dinner.
 
  • Nilotinib must be swallowed whole with a large glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or cut the capsules.
 
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while taking this medication.
 
  • If you are unable to swallow the capsules, you may open them and mix the contents with one teaspoon of applesauce. Eat the applesauce within 15 minutes.
 
  • Try to take your doses at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or nilotinib dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
The Zen of Cancer Caregiving - Recharge Your Batteries!

Nilotinib Drug Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.