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What are side effects from tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) that treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Always tell your doctor about any new symptoms. Some side effects that you might have from a TKI are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Lower blood cell counts

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

Goldman, L. and Ausiello, D., eds.  , 23rd ed. Saunders Elsevier; 2007. Cecil Medicine

Baccarani, M.  , May 4, 2009. Annals of Oncology

FDA website.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 3, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

Goldman, L. and Ausiello, D., eds.  , 23rd ed. Saunders Elsevier; 2007. Cecil Medicine

Baccarani, M.  , May 4, 2009. Annals of Oncology

FDA website.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 3, 2018

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