I'm going to be making the switch to Tasigna from Gleevac in a few weeks. I have been on Gleevac since DX in July 2011. Started with 400mg and eventually went to 600mg. Results are ok but not great.
My doc at Mayo wants me to go to 400 twice a day Tasigna. I just saw Dr./ Druker and he said 300 twice a day. Druker said 300 twice a day is 30 times more potent than Gleevac 600mg a day.
I would like to go lower if possible. Can't get a better opinion than Dr. Druker as far as I know.
Just curious what you all think, especially if you were in my shoes at some point?
here are my results since dx...
3 months 53% International /20% Mayo
6 months 6.1 Int. /2.3 Mayo
7 months 2.9 Int. /1.1 Mayo
9 months 3.7 Int. /1.4 Mayo
11 months 4.5 Int/1.7 Mayo
Upped to 600 Gleevac
12months CCyr Bone marrow results.
14 months 2.1% Int. /.8 Mayo
16 months 1.3& Int. /.5 Mayo
18-19 months 1.6& Int / .6 Mayo
Thanks for the help!