Sprycel generic name dastinib is a cancer drug that slows the growth of cancer cells in the body and is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia when other drugs have not worked.
It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Sprycel advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have already used a drug called imatinib, have liver disease, low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.
Less serious side effects are headache, tired, nausea, diarrhea or mild skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, pale skin, lightheaded, short of breath, rapdid heart rate, trouble concentrating, easy bruising, bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina, rectum, purple or red spots under the skin, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in mouth or throat, balck bloody tarry stools, coughing up blood, granular vomit, short of breath, swelling, rapid weight gain, chest pain, feeling heavy, pain spreading to arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating or general ill feeling. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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