When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Bosulif include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • Bosulif should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, cut, or chew Bosulif tablets; they must be swallowed whole.
  • You should avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medication. This is because grapefruit products may cause too much of the medicine to be absorbed from your digestive tract into your body.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Avoid touching or handling tablets that are broken or crushed. Only handle whole tablets.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine just because you feel better.

Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Whether you experience side effects
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Bosulif Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Bosulif

Just like any medicine, Bosulif can cause side effects. Although not everyone who takes the drug will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug. 
Common side effects of Bosulif include but are not limited to:
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low platelet levels, which could cause abnormal bleeding or bruising
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain.
(Click Bosulif Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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