DASACINE

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Dasacine

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Brand Name:- Dasacine
Generic Name:- Dasatinib
Manufacturer:- Arechar Healthcare
Strength:- 50 mg
Dosage:- Tablet
Storage:- Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Indication:- Blood cancer
Prescription required:- Yes

Overview

Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet is an anti-cancer medication used in the treatment of Blood Cancer. It is prescribed specifically for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) which is a type of white blood cell cancer. Dasacine belongs to a group of medications known as a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It blocks the action of the abnormal protein. 

Pharmacodynamics

Dasacine, comprising Dasatinib, is an ATP-competitive protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It mainly targets BCR/Abl, Src, c-Kit, and ephrin receptors. Its molecular formula is C22H26ClN7O2S and its molecular weight is 488 g/mol. Dasatinib inhibited the growth of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cell lines overexpressing BCR/Abl.

Usage of Medicine

Dasacine tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL). It helps to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells in the human body. This medicine is available in the form of tablets for oral administration. It is advisable to not crush, chew or break the tablet. Rather, swallow it as a whole with water. 

Interactions 

All the medicines interact in different manners from person to person. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional to discuss this before the consumption of any new medicine.

Interaction with Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Therefore, be sure to consult your doctor.

Interaction with Medicine

  • Cisapride

  • Diclofenac

  • BCG vaccine

  • Adalimumab

  • Alteplase

  • Dabigatran

Disease Interactions

  • Hepatic impairment

  • Heart and blood vessel disorder

Alternate Brands 

  • Sprycel

  • Invista 

The side effects of Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet are mentioned below. It is important to consult a medical practitioner in case these/other side effects occur. 

  • Bone pain 

  • Unusual tiredness 

  • Chills 

  • Skin rash 

  • Weight loss 

  • Loss of appetite 

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Fatigue 

  • Nausea 

  • Infection 

  • Low blood platelets 

  • Muscle pain 

  • Tingling in the arms and feet 

  • Vomiting 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • Sore throat

  • Headache 

  • Nasal congestion 

  • Anemia 

  • Anxiety 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Blurred vision 

  • Swelling in your feet 

  • Unusual weakness 

  • Difficulty with swallowing

  • Itching 

  • Joint pain

  • Bleeding gums 

  • Constipation 

  • Coughing up blood 

  • Body pain 

  • Dizziness 

  • Weight gain 

Normal Dose

Dasacine 50 mg tablet should be swallowed with water. It should not be crushed, chewed, or cut.

Missed Dose

Initially, it is advisable to not miss a dose. However, if such a case happens, make sure to consult your healthcare provider to schedule an appointment for the same or guide you further.

Overdose

In case you experience symptoms of overdose, immediately call your doctor or any other medical emergency helpline.

 

Warnings 

  • Consult your healthcare provider regarding the use of contraception to avoid pregnancy during the course of this medicine.

  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding, Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet should not be administered without discussing potential risks and benefits with a medical practitioner.

Cautions 

  • Do not miss a scheduled dose. 

  • Do not overdose.

  • Dasacine 50 mg tablet may affect your immune system therefore, it is advisable to avoid direct contact with people who have any infection.

  • The tablet should be swallowed as a whole with water. It should not be crushed, chewed, or cut.

Precautions

  • Disclose your medical history and details of the medicines you already take (including supplements) to prevent an unfavorable medical condition.

  • Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, heart disease, or kidney disease, to avoid any further complications.

Q1- What is Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet used for?

A- Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet is an anti-cancer medication, prescribed for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) which is a type of white blood cell cancer.

Q2- What are the side effects of Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet?

A- The side effects of Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet are fever, nausea, chills, skin rash, itching, vomiting, swelling on the face, diarrhea, anemia, etc. Also, other side effects may occur. Therefore, make sure to call your doctor if the condition worsens.

Q3- How can I take this Dasacine 50 mg?

A- Dasacine 50 mg tablet should be swallowed with water. It should not be crushed, chewed, or cut. Also, a scheduled dose should not be missed.

Q4- How should I store Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet?

A- Store Dasacine 50 mg tablet at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q5- What is the strength of Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet?

A- Dasacine tablet is available in the strength of 50 mg. It is available in the form of tablets for oral administration. 

Q6- Is it safe to drive after taking Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet?

A- It may not be safe to drive after taking Dasacine (50 mg) tablet as it may cause side effects such as drowsiness and lack of concentration. 

Q7- Is it safe to take Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

A- It may not be safe to take Dasacine (50 mg) tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding as this tablet may harm the baby. Therefore, make sure to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine. 

Q8- What should I avoid while taking Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet?

A- Avoid the following while taking Dasacine (Dasatinib) tablet:

  • Raw meat

  • Sugary food items

  • Alcohol 

Q9- How long should I take this tablet?

A- Your doctor will decide the dose strength and duration of this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your healthcare provider tells you. 

Q10- Can I drink alcohol with this medicine?

A- Alcohol may cause harm. However, the interaction of this medicine with alcohol is unknown. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider for the same.

 

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