Tasigna and Tyrosine Kinase
Tasigna® (nilotinib) is a prescription chemotherapy drug used to treat adults who have a certain type of cancer known as chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
As a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Tasigna works by blocking a protein in the body known as tyrosine kinase. Leukemia cancer cells need this particular protein to grow and multiply. By blocking tyrosine kinase, Tasigna slows down the progression of CML.
(Click Tasigna for more details on using this medication treat CML. This full-length article also covers dosing instructions, potential side effects, safety issues to be aware of before taking this drug, and more.)