by Team Onco

Drug Name: Bosutinib 

Drug Class: It is a targeted therapy drug

Available under the brand name: Bosulif

What Is It Prescribed For? 

For the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (a type of blood cancer).

How Is It Given?

It is available in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day with food. It should be taken at around the same time every day as directed by your doctor.

What Are Common Side Effects?

You may face some of these side effects:

  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low blood count in the form of low hemoglobin levels, decreased white blood cell and platelet count
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Skin rashes 
  • Increase in liver enzymes

Your doctor can prescribe medication to control these side effects. Bosutinib may also cause other side effects. If you face any unusual or serious problems, inform your doctor immediately. 

Who Should Avoid Taking This Drug?

It should be avoided in patients with severe allergic reactions to Bosutinib.

How Much Does This Drug Cost?

Available in 100mg, 400mg, and 500mg tablets. Depending on the brand, the cost of Bosutinib 400mg can range between INR 8000 – INR 9000 for a bottle of 30 tablets.

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