Has your doctor had to switch you from one tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for Ph+ CML in chronic phase to another? And another? And perhaps yet another still?
Your doctor may have made the switch because you did not respond to treatment. Or side effects became unmanageable. If this sounds all-too familiar, it may be time to ask your doctor about SCEMBLIX.
Some patients struggle with drug resistance or unmanageable side effects
For some people, the journey with Ph+ CML in chronic phase can have its ups and downs. That can be for a number of reasons:
- Your body does not respond to a medication, which is known as primary drug resistance
- Your body stops responding to a medication, referred to as secondary drug resistance
- Side effects become unmanageable, which can make it difficult to stay on track with your treatment
Don’t keep concerns about your current medication to yourself
If you’re not seeing the results you had expected from your current treatment for Ph+ CML in chronic phase, or side effects are becoming more bothersome, it’s important to speak up. Tell your doctor about any concerns you may have.
You may want to talk with your doctor to see if SCEMBLIX may be right for you. A good way to get the conversation started is by using this Doctor Discussion Guide.
Talk with your doctor about SCEMBLIX
When you have Ph+ CML in chronic phase, it’s important to be your own advocate. To help you have a productive conversation, download the Doctor Discussion Guide.
Common side effects of SCEMBLIX
The most common side effects of SCEMBLIX include:
- nose, throat, or sinus (upper respiratory tract) infections
- muscle, bone, or joint pain
- decreased blood platelet counts, white blood cell counts, and red blood cell counts
- increased blood fat (triglycerides) levels
- increased blood creatine kinase levels
- increased blood liver enzyme levels
- increased blood pancreas enzyme (amylase and lipase) levels
- increased blood uric acid levels
Your doctor may change your dose, temporarily stop, or permanently stop treatment with SCEMBLIX if you have certain side effects.
SCEMBLIX may cause fertility problems in females. This may affect your ability to have a child. Talk to your doctor if this is a concern for you.
Be sure to review information about the serious and most common side effects of SCEMBLIX. Learn more
How to take SCEMBLIX
If your doctor prescribes SCEMBLIX after you have been treated with 2 prior TKIs, be sure to take the medication exactly as instructed.
Do not eat for at least 2 hours before taking SCEMBLIX and 1 hour after your dose. Learn more about taking SCEMBLIX.