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Doctor Discussion | BOSULIF® (bosutinib) Tablets | Safety Info

What should I tell my doctor?

What should I tell my doctor?

Your doctor needs to know about any other medical conditions or diseases that you have. Below are some items to discuss with your doctor.

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. When taken together, BOSULIF and certain other medicines can affect each other.

Also let your doctor know about:

  • Any changes in your medicines or any new medicines you start taking. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine
  • Any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away
  • Changes in your lifestyle, including any new health issues that may arise
  • How you are feeling, even if you think it is not related to your CML

Ongoing communication can help you and your doctor work together to best manage your CML. Make sure you are following up with your doctor regularly, regardless of how you are feeling.

Frequent monitoring and blood tests are very important, so ask your doctor about getting tests that gauge the status of your disease and how you are responding to treatment.

Before you take BOSULIF, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have heart problems
  • have kidney problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. BOSULIF can harm your unborn baby. You should not become pregnant while taking BOSULIF. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking BOSULIF
  • are a woman who may become pregnant. Use effective contraception (birth control) during and for at least 30 days after completing treatment with BOSULIF. Talk to your doctor about forms of birth control
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOSULIF passes into your breast milk or if it can harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take BOSULIF or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your doctor right away if you get respiratory tract infections, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, back pain, joint pain, or itching while taking BOSULIF. These may be symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of BOSULIF. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have diarrhea, call your doctor. Your doctor may recommend you take medicine to treat diarrhea. Always talk to your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medicines. Your doctor may choose to have you stop taking BOSULIF for a period of time or change your dose to help manage diarrhea.

If you miss a dose of BOSULIF, take it as soon as you remember. If it has been more than 12 hours since your missed dose, skip that dose and take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time. If you take too much BOSULIF, call your doctor or go to the hospital emergency room right away.

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BOSULIF may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Stomach problems. BOSULIF may cause stomach (abdomen) pain, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor about any stomach problems
  • Low blood cell counts. BOSULIF may cause low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia), low red blood cell counts (anemia) and low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Your doctor should do blood tests to check your blood cell counts regularly during your treatment with BOSULIF. Call your doctor right away if you have unexpected bleeding or bruising, blood in your urine or stools, fever, or any signs of an infection
  • Liver problems. BOSULIF may cause liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function regularly during your treatment with BOSULIF. Call your doctor right away if your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice) or you have dark “tea color” urine
  • Your body may hold too much fluid (fluid retention). Fluid may build up in the lining of your lungs, the sac around your heart, or your stomach cavity. Call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during your treatment with BOSULIF:
    • – shortness of breath and cough
    • – chest pain
    • – swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
    • – swelling all over your body
    • – weight gain
  • Kidney problems. BOSULIF may cause kidney problems. Your doctor should do tests to check your kidney function when you start treatment with BOSULIF and during your treatment. Call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during your treatment with BOSULIF:
    • you urinate more or less often than normal
    • you make a much larger or smaller amount of urine than normal
  • The most common side effects of BOSULIF include:
    • – diarrhea
    • – nausea
    • – low blood cell counts
    • – vomiting
    • – stomach pain
    • – rash
    • – fever
    • – tiredness or weakness

Before you take BOSULIF, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have heart problems
  • have kidney problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. BOSULIF can harm your unborn baby. You should not become pregnant while taking BOSULIF. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking BOSULIF
  • are a woman who may become pregnant. Use effective contraception (birth control) during and for at least 30 days after completing treatment with BOSULIF. Talk to your doctor about forms of birth control
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOSULIF passes into your breast milk or if it can harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take BOSULIF or breastfeed. You should not do both

Scroll for Important Safety Information for patients and Indication.

BOSULIF may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Stomach problems. BOSULIF may cause stomach (abdomen) pain, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor about any stomach problems
  • Low blood cell counts. BOSULIF may cause low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia), low red blood cell counts (anemia) and low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Your doctor should do blood tests to check your blood cell counts regularly during your treatment with BOSULIF. Call your doctor right away if you have unexpected bleeding or bruising, blood in your urine or stools, fever, or any signs of an infection
  • Liver problems. BOSULIF may cause liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function regularly during your treatment with BOSULIF. Call your doctor right away if your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice) or you have dark “tea color” urine
  • Your body may hold too much fluid (fluid retention). Fluid may build up in the lining of your lungs, the sac around your heart, or your stomach cavity. Call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during your treatment with BOSULIF:
    • – shortness of breath and cough
    • – chest pain
    • – swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
    • – swelling all over your body
    • – weight gain
  • Kidney problems. BOSULIF may cause kidney problems. Your doctor should do tests to check your kidney function when you start treatment with BOSULIF and during your treatment. Call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during your treatment with BOSULIF:
    • – you urinate more or less often than normal
    • – you make a much larger or smaller amount of urine than normal
  • The most common side effects of BOSULIF include:
    • – diarrhea
    • – nausea
    • – low blood cell counts
    • – vomiting
    • – stomach pain
    • – rash
    • – fever
    • – tiredness or weakness

Before you take BOSULIF, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have heart problems
  • have kidney problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. BOSULIF can harm your unborn baby. You should not become pregnant while taking BOSULIF. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking BOSULIF
  • are a woman who may become pregnant. Use effective contraception (birth control) during and for at least 30 days after completing treatment with BOSULIF. Talk to your doctor about forms of birth control
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOSULIF passes into your breast milk or if it can harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take BOSULIF or breastfeed. You should not do both