I was on Gleevec for 3 years, now been on Tasigna for 6 weeks. I have lost 12 #'s, I am not hungry. But when you drink water in the morning to take Tasigna and wait an hour, that's not bad but this 2 hours in the evening after dinner, no eating, then take Tasigna and have to wait another hour before I can eat. By the time those three hours are up I am over it. I just go to bed.
I know I was holding fluid while on Gleevec, that's some of the pounds I lost.
Does the same drug effects or pill you use the same with all TKI's? Statin drugs, pain relievers, etc....
Only one on my Tasigna instructions says to use antacids 10 hours before the Tasigna pill.
I do see my onc Doc in a couple of weeks, blood tests next week.
I don't miss that Gleevec, eye and ankle swelling gone, I don't even need my running shoes on for those sharts.....
My son had his Doc appt yesterday and his counts went from 0.015% to 0.006% He was switched to Sprycel about a year ago.