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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Sprycel include the following:
  • Sprycel comes in the form of a tablet that is taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take this medication with or without food.
  • Sprycel tablets should be swallowed whole; do not crush, cut, or split them.
  • Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
  • Try to take your doses at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it or adjust your dosage without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Dosing Information

The dose of Sprycel your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The reason you are taking the medication
  • How you respond to it
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Sprycel Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Sprycel

Just like any medicine, Sprycel 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.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are mild or moderate in severity and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Sprycel include but are not limited to:
(Click Sprycel Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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