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Bosutinib - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Bosutinib

Generic Name : Bosutinib
Latest prescription information about Bosutinib. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bosutinib

International- Bosulif.

Why is Bosutinib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a kinase inhibitor, prescribed for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).  


When should Bosutinib not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Bosutinib?

PO- The recommended dose is 500mg once daily.

How should Bosutinib be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bosutinib?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or heart disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Bosutinib?

   Serious Effects : Liver toxicity, fluid retention, gastrointestinal toxicity, bone marrow suppression.
   Most Common : Diarrhea, nausea, decrease in platelets, vomiting, abdominal pain, rash, anemia, pyrexia, and fatigue.
   Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells.
   General : Fatigue, fever, fluid retention, weakness.
   Infections : Respiratory tract infection, inflammation of the nasopharynx.
   Metabolic : Decreased appetite, increase in liver enzymes.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain, back pain.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, cough.

What are the other precautions for Bosutinib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Bosutinib?

Store at 20C to 25C.

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