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My doc recomends i take a drug ibrutinib in pill form. i

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my doc recomends i take a drug ibrutinib in pill form. i have cll . what will this drug do for me ? thank you
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 days ago.

ibrutinib inhibits malignant B cell proliferation and will slow down your CLL growth

it can cause diarrhea and low platelet counts in some patients.

it could help shrink enlarged lymph nodes you have from CLL

when do you have to decide about ibrutinib?