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Sprycel and unisom ok?

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#1 pollypocketz


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 09:40 PM

Hi guys- newbie here. Husband diagnosed with cml in dec 2014. Been on sprycel since Jan 2015, had 3 month bmb last week, all results normal. I forgot to ask his oncologist if it is ok for him to take unisom at night. He's been having trouble sleeping as of late and I can't seem to find any info online. Antone have any thoughts? Appreciate any answers. Love to all of our cml family!

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:25 AM

You should talk with your doctors about getting a prescription sleeping aid.  They can find something that has the least side effects in conjunction with the TKI.

#3 hannibellemo


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:51 AM

One thing he can use in the meantime is benedryl. No problems there with Sprycel.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

Unisom is just an antihistimine called diphenhydramine, same as Benedryl. So it is OK to use with TKI drugs.  But you could save money using a generic benedryl diphenhyrdamine antihistimine.




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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:17 PM

I have taken Ambien on and off with Sprycel for a few years.  I have difficulty sleeping and OTC meds do not work for me.  Hopefully you can find an OTC that works for your husband.  Good luck.

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