Sprycel 140mg


Sprycel 140mg belongs to potent, ATP-competitive tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
Sprycel 140mg is also contains second-generation inhibitor of the oncogenic tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL with 325-fold more potency than imatinib and is also able to inhibit imatinib-resistant BCR-ABL mutants.
Sprycel 140mg is a prescription drug which used under the supervision of doctor.


Sprycel 140mg the treatment of adults with chronic, accelerated, or myeloid or lymphoid blast phase chronic myeloid leukaemia with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy.
Sprycel 140mg is indicated for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy.


Distribution: volume of distribution 2505 L and plasma protein binding is 96%
Metabolism: Extensively metabolized in humans, mainly by the cytochrome P450 enzyme 3A4.
Elimination: Dasatinib excreted through the feces.
Half-life is 3-5 hours

Mechanism Of Action

Dasatinib belongs to type of drug called a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI).
Tyrosine kinases are proteins that act as chemical messengers to develop cancer cells to grow. Dasatinib stops the tyrosine kinases from sending chemical signals which tell the cells to grow.

Dosage and administration

Sprycel indicated for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia :
Newly diagnosed: Used for recently diagnosed adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in chronic phase
initiate 100 mg PO qDay (morning or evening).
May raised to 140 mg qDay if insufficient response.
Advanced CML: Used for treatment of chronic, accelerated, or myeloid or lymphoid blast phase Ph+ CML with support or intolerance to before therapy contains imatinib
Initiate 140 mg PO qDay
May increase to 180 mg qDay if insufficient reactions
Sprycel indicated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Indicated for Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) with resistance or intolerance to prior therapy
Initiate 140 mg PO qDay
May increase to 180 mg PO qDay if insufficient reactions


Myelosuppression contains severe thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and Anemia may develop; may manage by dose interruption, dose reduction, or stopping of treatment; hematopoietic growth factor has been used with resistant myelosuppression
some patients with chronic phase CML and paediatric Ph+ ALL, show complete blood cell counts (CBCs) q2Weeks for 12 weeks, then q3Months thereafter, or as clinically indicated; show CBCs for the first 2 months weekly after that monthly, or as clinically indicated in patients with advanced phase CML or Ph+ ALL
Sprycel will occur Hypokalaemia, hypomagnesemia, congenital QT interval prolongation, hepatic impairment
Sprycel should Use with caution in patients who have or may develop prolongation of QT interval

Drug Interaction

Interaction with CYP3A4 inhibitors will increase Sprycel 140mg plasma concentration.
Interaction with CYP3A4 inducers will decrease Sprycel 140mgp lasma concentration.
Interaction with antacids will decrease Sprycel 140mg plasma concentration.
Interaction with H2 antagonists/proton pump inhibitors will decrease Sprycel 140mg plasma concentration.
Interaction with CYP3A4 substrates will have their plasma concentration altered by Sprycel 140mg.


Sprycel 140mg will cause fetal harm while using during pregnancy. Advise a pregnant woman of the possible risk to a foetus

Side Effects

Anemia, Febrile neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Mucosal inflammation, Diarrhea, Headache, Haemorrhage, Fatigue , Pyrexia , Skin rash, Infection, Nausea , Dyspnea , Anorexia , Arthralgia , Asthenia , Constipation , Dizziness , Musculoskeletal pain .

Missed Dose

In case of missed dose, patients must consult with medical oncologist and follow the regular dosing schedule.


Avoid breast feeding during Sprycel treatment


Stored at 200C to 250C.

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