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Good morning, I've been taking Sprycel 140mg since July 28, 2018. I've been trying to find out if Sprycel contains steriod(s) ?

Sprycel is not a steroid. Sprycel contains only sprycel which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Sprycell contains the following active ingredient dasatinib monohydrate plus the following excipients: 

List of excipients

Tablet core

Lactose monohydrate

Microcrystalline cellulose

Croscarmellose sodium


Magnesium stearate




Titanium dioxide (E171)

Macrogol 400


You would need to Google for each excipient separately to find out what it does. For instance, I have discovered that Macrogol is a laxative.

Macrogol is indeed a laxative ... but I suspect it’s in the coating for Sprycel for other reasons.

Have you ever taken a sachet or two of Movicol? That’s like 95% Macrogol - more than 13g of it in each sachet. There must be an absolute minuscule amount of it in the Sprycel coating.