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It may not be safe for people who have immune system problems or liver disease to take Sprycel. Other warnings and precautions involve possible complications this drug may cause, such as fluid retention or low blood cell counts. In addition, you may not be able to safely take this medicine if you are using certain other medications or if you have certain allergies.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Sprycel® (dasatinib) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- A heart condition known as QT prolongation or long QT syndrome
- Heart disease, such as congestive heart failure
- Problems with your immune system
- Been told you have low blood magnesium or potassium levels (hypomagnesemia or hypokalemia)
- Pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs)
- A history of a bleeding problem, such as bleeding in the stomach, intestines, or brain
- A lactose intolerance (an inability to digest dairy products)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.