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TKI'S and probiotics

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#1 jenz


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:45 AM

Ive been on Tasigna for six months now and have terrible GI issues. I was wondering if anyone is take a probiotic while on a tki? If so which one?

#2 GerryL


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hi Jenz,

I take a probiotic every day - has helped though occasionally you still the sharts (but that is probably normal sharts), but at least you don't have to worry when you're out and about that you know where every public toilet is located. LOL I find I can still get a bit gassy from the Gleevec, but I think that might be related to how strong the cup of coffee I bought was. Initially coffee seemed to set off GI issues when I first started.

Not sure if you have the same brand I get in Australia - Inner Health Probiotics, you need to keep them in the fridge. Try eating some of the acidophilus yogurts as well.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:05 PM


'Normal sharts', LOL  I love that phrase!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:09 PM

Jenz, I have taken probiotics since day #2 of Gleevec and continued with Tasigna...over 3 years now. I ran out for a day once and noticed a difference so I believe it is VERY helpful. Janne

Dx'd: 8/2008. Started Gleevec 400 mg 11/08. 

Drug break 2011.

Started Tasigna 4/11 450 mg.

Reduction to 300 mg Tasigna 1/2012.

PCRU 9/2012.

12/2012 Detectable.

PCRU 4/2013 through 3/2015. (Reduced to 150 mg 7/2014)

12/2015  ? slightly detectable at probably less than 0.01% per Mayo Clinic.

4/2016 PCRU. Still at 150 mg Tasigna.


CESSATION: stopped treatment 7/20/2017. 

9/6/2017:  barely detectable at 0.01%. 

12/11/2017: PCR at 0.09% (did not do the monthly PCR testing.) 

12/18/2017: Inevitable call from Onc. Started back on Tasigna at 150 mg. (Considering Sprycel low dose.) 

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