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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • A heart condition known as QT prolongation or long QT syndrome
  • Heart disease, such as congestive heart failure
  • A history of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Been told you have low blood magnesium or potassium levels (hypomagnesemia or hypokalemia)
  • A lactose intolerance (an inability to digest dairy products)
  • Had surgery to remove your stomach (called a total gastrectomy)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Nilotinib to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Dosing Information for Nilotinib

The dose of nilotinib your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Whether you have been previously treated for leukemia
  • Whether you experience side effects
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are taking.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Nilotinib Dosage for more information.)
 
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