Know the possible side effects of TAVALISSE
Understanding side effects and how to manage them
Your doctor will explain the potential common and serious side effects associated with TAVALISSE, and provide tips on what to do should you experience them.
TAVALISSE can cause serious side effects including:
- High blood pressure (hypertension). New or worsening high blood pressure is common in people treated with TAVALISSE and can be severe. Your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure regularly during treatment with TAVALISSE. If needed, your healthcare provider may start you on blood pressure medicine or change your current medicine to treat your blood pressure. Tell your healthcare provider if you get headaches, confusion, dizziness, chest pain, or shortness of breath.
- Liver problems. Changes in liver function blood tests are common with TAVALISSE. Liver problems may occur and can be severe. Your healthcare provider will regularly do blood tests to check how well your liver is working during treatment with TAVALISSE.
- Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common in people treated with TAVALISSE and can be severe. Tell your healthcare provider if you get diarrhea during treatment with TAVALISSE. Your healthcare provider may recommend changes in your diet, drinking more water, or medicine to limit these symptoms.
- Decreases in white blood cell count (neutropenia). Decreases in your white blood cell count are common with TAVALISSE and can be severe. This may increase your risk for infection, including serious infections. Your healthcare provider will regularly do blood tests to check your white blood cell counts.
Your healthcare provider may change your dose, temporarily stop, or permanently stop treatment with TAVALISSE if you have side effects.
The most common side effects of TAVALISSE include:
- Respiratory infection
- Chest pain
- Stomach (abdomen) pain
Your healthcare provider may recommend the following:
- Stay hydrated.To prevent dehydration, drink fluids throughout the day, such as water, electrolytes, decaffeinated tea, and clear broth. You can even consider popsicles, gelatin, and ice chips to mix things up.
- Make changes to your diet. Eat small meals often and limit high-fiber foods (such as nuts or seeds) or spicy or greasy foods.
- Take medicine.Some over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicines can help provide relief. Your healthcare provider can help with specific recommendations.