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I took my first dosage of Bosulif on Tuesday, April 3rd, and so far I’m not experiencing any fortuitous side effects that I’m aware of.  I have called my oncologist to let him know that I have started taking the drug but he has not told me when to come back in for any followup tests.  I would imagine that he would want to see me in two to three weeks, at least time to see if the drug is working.

For those that may be interested, I’m going to post the side effects of this med later on in this post but first I’m going to recommend someone else’s blog.  BeautyBeyondBones is the blog that you need to go take a look at. She is recovering from Anorexia.  Her blog is about her recovery and she has several books about cooking and she has published a book about her journey from Anorexia to Recovery.  You should go and check her out.

Side effects of the drug Bosulif.

BOSULIF may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Stomach problems. BOSULIF may cause stomach (abdomen) pain, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor about any stomach problems
  • Low blood cell counts. BOSULIF may cause low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia), low red blood cell counts (anemia) and low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Your doctor should do blood tests to check your blood cell counts regularly during your treatment with BOSULIF. Call your doctor right away if you have unexpected bleeding or bruising, blood in your urine or stools, fever, or any signs of an infection
  • Liver problems. BOSULIF may cause liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function regularly during your treatment with BOSULIF. Call your doctor right away if your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice) or you have dark “tea color” urine
  • Your body may hold too much fluid (fluid retention). Fluid may build up in the lining of your lungs, the sac around your heart, or your stomach cavity. Call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during your treatment with BOSULIF:
    • – shortness of breath and cough
    • – chest pain
    • – swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
    • – swelling all over your body
    • – weight gain
  • Kidney problems. BOSULIF may cause kidney problems. Your doctor should do tests to check your kidney function when you start treatment with BOSULIF and during your treatment. Call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms during your treatment with BOSULIF:
    • – you urinate more or less often than normal
    • – you make a much larger or smaller amount of urine than normal
  • The most common side effects of BOSULIF include: diarrhea, nausea, low blood cell counts, rash, vomiting, stomach pain, respiratory tract infection, fever, abnormal liver function, tiredness or weakness, cough, and headache

Before you take BOSULIF, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have heart problems
  • have kidney problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. BOSULIF can harm your unborn baby. You should not become pregnant while taking BOSULIF. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking BOSULIF
  • are a woman who may become pregnant. Use effective contraception (birth control) during and for at least 30 days after completing treatmentwith BOSULIF. Talk to your doctor about forms of birth control
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOSULIF passes into your breast milk or if it can harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take BOSULIF or breastfeed. You should not do both