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Nilotinib is a type of medicine called a targeted therapy. This medicine is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It acts to block certain cell signals to help keep cells from growing. Nilotinib is used to treat Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML).
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver, kidney, and thyroid function.
Taken as a capsule by mouth
Not all patients who take nilotinib will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.