What is Nilotinib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tasigna


Nilotinib, brand name Tasigna®, is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used in treatment of CML that is refractory or intolerant to prior therapy, including imatinib. It may also be used to treat Ph+ALL, systemic mastocytosis and hypereosinophilic syndrome. It is taken orally usually twice a day.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nilotinib

Side effect Patients
Brain fog 1
Diarrhea 1
Dry eye syndrome 1
Hands tingling 1
Headaches in morning 1
Itchy scalp 1

Show all 9 reported side effects


Based on patients currently taking Nilotinib

Dosage Patients
150 mg twice daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nilotinib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Nilotinib


Currently taking Nilotinib

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Nilotinib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nilotinib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Dasatinib (Sprycel) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Nilotinib.