17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION
Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).
- Dosage and Administration
Instruct patients to take BOSULIF exactly as prescribed, not to change their dose or to stop taking BOSULIF unless they are told to do so by their doctor. If patients miss a dose beyond 12 hours, they should be advised to take the next scheduled dose at its regular time. A double dose should not be taken to make up for any missed dose. Advise patients to take BOSULIF with food. Patients should be advised: "Do not crush, break, or cut tablet. Do not touch or handle crushed or broken tablets."
- Gastrointestinal Toxicity
Advise patients that they may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or blood in their stools with BOSULIF and to seek medical attention promptly for these symptoms [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Advise patients of the possibility of developing low blood cell counts and to immediately report fever, any suggestion of infection, or signs or symptoms suggestive of bleeding or easy bruising [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
- Hepatic Toxicity
Advise patients of the possibility of developing liver function abnormalities and to immediately report jaundice [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].
- Cardiovascular Toxicity
Advise patients that cardiac failure, left ventricular dysfunction, and cardiac ischemic events have been reported. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if any symptoms suggestive of cardiac failure and cardiac ischemia occur, such as shortness of breath, weight gain, or fluid retention [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].
- Fluid Retention
Advise patients of the possibility of developing fluid retention (swelling, weight gain, or shortness of breath) and to seek medical attention promptly if these symptoms arise [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].
- Renal Toxicity
Advise patients of the possibility of developing renal problems and to immediately report frequent urination, polyuria or oliguria [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)].
- Adverse Reactions
Advise patients that they may experience other adverse reactions such as respiratory tract infections, rash, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, back pain, arthralgia, or pruritus with BOSULIF and to seek medical attention if symptoms are significant. There is a possibility of anaphylactic shock [see Contraindications (4) and Adverse Reactions (6)].
- Embryo-Fetal Toxicity
Advise females to inform their healthcare provider if they are pregnant or become pregnant. Inform female patients of the risk to a fetus and potential loss of the pregnancy [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)].
Advise females of reproductive potential, to use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 2 weeks after receiving the last dose of BOSULIF [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7) and Use in Specific Populations (8.1, 8.3)].
Advise lactating women not to breastfeed during treatment with BOSULIF and for at least 2 weeks after the last dose [see Use in Specific Populations (8.2)].
- Drug Interactions
Advise patients that BOSULIF and certain other medicines, including over the counter medications or herbal supplements (such as St. John's wort) can interact with each other and may alter the effects of BOSULIF [see Drug Interactions (7)].