Does anyone on Gleevec also take a baby asprin each day? I've been considering it, but see that asprin is on the interaction list. Not sure if it is a serious interaction though.
Gleevec and Asprin interaction?
Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:02 PM
I take alka seltzer plus almost every day for sinus issues. It has aspirin in it and I haven't had any bad reactions. What does your doctor say? Not that they know everything.............
Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:27 PM
I was considering doing the same and asked my doctor about it. He said it is not a problem. I have not started yet and want to do more checking about it. I want to take it because of its health benefit. But it is a blood thinner; not sure it is good for us.
Have anyone on TKI taking baby aspirin?
Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:41 PM
I am taking Gleevec, and both my hematologist and my family doctor approve of me taking a baby aspirin daily.
Dx: Sudden severe anemia detected 07/2011, followed by WBC spike. CML Dx 02/2012.
Rx: 03/2012-Gleevec400. Reduced 02/2013 to Gleevec300 due to side effects (low blood counts).
Response: PCR-Und within 7 mo. on G400. Maintained MMR4-MMR4.5 on G300. PCR-Und since 02/2016.
Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:12 PM
TKIs can increase the risk of bleeding, aspirin increases the risk of bleeding. One of the instructions I was given when I started tasigna was not to take motrin, for the same reason. My onc's office uses pediatric needles for blood draws, but when I get stuck with a regular needle, I sometimes bleed for hours. So I am pretty careful about not taking anything that is known to thin the blood.
Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:28 PM
I am on Tasigna and am also taking a daily aspirin (325, not low dose) due to a stroke long prior to CML. I would check with your doc. My counts are normal now (platelets at a million at diagnosis) as are my clotting factors. My Onc concurs with the daily aspirin, but then again, I've had no bleeding problems with it or my tki.
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