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#1 Lucas


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 06:17 AM

hey guys.  What antibiotics are OK with nilotinib? Thanks in advance

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:30 PM



Hi Lucas, this link will take you to a site where you can type in a drug name and the source will give you specific interactions between Tasigna and that drug.  I know there are antibiotics you can take with Tasigna but I do not know right offhand. I was prescribed Zithromax and the physician asked me to go off Tasigna for the five days of the Zithromax course, but that is due to the potential of added QT prolongation on both drugs. Hope you find the information that you need.

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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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:23 AM

I would start with Amoxicillin...
I was able to continue my Tasigna while taking Amoxicillin for 10 days with no issues. Without knowing what you are being treated for (infection I assume) it would be hard to say which one is the best.

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