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Skin Irritation/conditions

Evening all.

Currently taking Nilotinib, 300mg twice daily. Over the last few week, I've started to become very itchy in several areas. Mainly legs and stomach but not exclusively these areas.
It doesn't appear to be dry skin but it seems to be getting that way due to itching. Just wondering if anyone has had anything similar as a side effect or could it be something unrelated?

As far as I'm aware, I don't have any allergies.

Cheers all,


Hi Jay,

I have been on Nilotinib (Tasigna) 300mg twice a day  since Jan 2017 . After about 2 months on Tasigna, I had severe itching on my back, under arm, parts of stomach.. I took a cetrizine 10mg . One cetrizine was enough for 2-3 days.   Overall I had the itching for about a month or so . After that it went away .



Also on Nilotinib 2x per day. Had the exact same thing. Went to the dermatologist and they gave me a topical steroid cream. Works like a charm and I use it any time I see something starting up.