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Regimen Information

For Sprycel, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

How Sprycel chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Sprycel for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Sprycel (dasatinib) is a drug used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.


  • Risk of Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Anemia

  • Nausea & Vomiting

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm Pamela M.

In the beginning, the side effects were nausea and vomiting and severe headaches. As time has progressed, the nausea and vomiting have disappeared and the headaches are not as severe. I do experience more headaches than I ever have but not on a daily basis. Another thing I have noticed since taking 100mg Sprycel is my scalp is itchy. My skin seems to be more sensitive to the sun and other products.

  • Wed Jul 11, 2018
Hi, I'm Nickol

I managed the side effects with Kytril and fiorcet.

  • Sun Dec 15, 2013
Hi, I'm Nickol

Severe migraines, nausea and vomiting.

  • Sun Dec 15, 2013

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

Other chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia:

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