Tasigna and high lipase
Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:19 PM
Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:53 PM
These TKIs are very strange in how they interact with people. The effects on people always seem to be different. My Lipase has always been low since starting Tasigna 16 months ago. My last test was a 16 which is right about where it's been the entire time.
10/01/2014 100% Diagnosis (WBC 278k, Blasts 6%, Spleen extended 20cm)
Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:23 PM
They will retest my blood in a week. Good luck.
Dx 2/2015 BCR-ABL1 (p210) 85.2% (IS) 3/15
22% 5/15 0.13% 6/15 PCRU attained 9/15
Initial dose Sprycel 100 mg 3/15 Lowered 80 mg 5/15 Lowered 50 mg 1/16
Note: dose lowered bc of side effects - not bc onc wanted to reduce dosage
Sprycel: Currently 50 mg per day - taken 10 pm
Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:38 PM
Both Lipase and Amylase should be used to determine if pancreas markers are increased. A drug break can help reset the issue if the test numbers are significantly high. But it does not necessarily mean the pancreas is damaged. These tests are circumstantial, not a one-to-one relationship.
Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:57 AM
Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:38 PM
Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:24 AM
Sometimes the drug break actually fixes the issue. Sometimes it does not. The lower dosage is a good idea for a while, maybe a month or so.
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