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Avoiding drug interactions with your TKI

Any medication has the potential of interacting with other substances, such as foods, beverages, other prescription drugs, supplements and over-the-counter medicines.
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Grapefruit Effect

The grapefruit effect: what you need to know

Many people with CML taking a TKI (tyrosine kinase inhibitor) are advised to avoid drinking grapefruit juice. But grapefruit isn’t the only thing in your diet that it’s best to avoid.
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Treating CML – a Brief History

The most obvious characteristic of CML is the proliferation of white blood cells in the blood stream, so doctors throughout history have focused their attention on reducing those high WBC numbers.
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Getting the most from your treatment

A newly-published article has outlined the key factors to help people with CML to get the most from their treatment. This very useful advice can be summarized in four steps.
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ASCO 2014 – Overview of recent drug studies

The results from several important treatment studies were presented at this year’s ASCO meeting. Here is a brief summary of the results.
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ASCO 2014 – How well does treatment work over the longer term?

It’s now well established that TKIs (tyrosine kinase inhibitors), the medications most commonly used to treat CML, are highly effective in controlling disease.
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New CML drug gets full approval in U.S.: omacetaxine

The latest addition to the arsenal of CML medications is omacetaxine (SYNRIBO), which the FDA grant full approval to in February 2014.
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CML symptom nausea

Managing symptoms: Nausea and vomiting

People taking a TKI to fight their CML may experience nausea and vomiting, but there are some simple strategies to minimize these problems.
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ASH 2013 – The importance of taking your meds

Starting treatment for CML (or any other chronic illness) introduces something new to your daily routine: taking your medication.
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CML symptom swelling

Managing symptoms: swelling

A common side effects of medications such as Gleevec is swelling (edema). This usually occurs around the eyes or involve the eyelids, which can become puffy; or the legs, which can become swollen or feel heavy.
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