Dasatinib is used in the treatment of blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukaemia).
Dasatinib is also used to treat a specific kind of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in persons who have outgrown or are unable to tolerate other leukaemia treatments due to side effects. Dasatinib belongs to the kinase inhibitor class of drugs. It works by preventing cancer cells from multiplying by stopping the action of an aberrant protein. This helps to prevent cancer cells from spreading.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.