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Imalek 100 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Imalek Tablet

Imalek 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia) and stomach cancer.

Imalek Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Imalek Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Imalek 100 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Imalek Tablet works

Imalek 100 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.

Imalek Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Imalek 100 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Imalek 100 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
After taking Imalek 100 mg Tablet avoid breastfeeding for 8 to 9 hours to reduce the exposure to the baby.
Driving
Imalek 100 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Imalek 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Imalek 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Imalek 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Imalek 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Imalek Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Imalek 100 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Imalek 100 mg Tablet helps in the treatment of blood cancer and stomach tumour.
  • Always take it with food and a full glass of water.
  • It may cause dizziness or blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Water retention and swelling are very common side effects of Imalek 100 mg Tablet. Notify your doctor if you have unexpected rapid weight gain.
  • Do not change the dose or discontinue use without consulting your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including over the counter medicines and dietary supplements.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your liver function and the number of blood cells in your blood.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Imalek with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Etovas, Alvastatin, Atalo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Rosidoc
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fungis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Imalek

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Smears show metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma.HISTOPATHOLOGY REPORT.sir is there any treatmentSir my mom firstly suffered from stomach pain.Then say about doing ultra sound test which is as:Neoplasm Stomach Pylrus.Fresh blood in corpus .polypoid growth in pylrus biopy taken from HPESir please help doctors already said there is no treatment for this stomach cancer disease
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Cancer Specialist
Cancer is treated based on stage of cancerPlease upload reports of Ultrasound and endoscopy
I want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Symptoms for cancer depends upon which organ involved. For smokers , definitely chronic , they have possibility to develop lung cancer, head and neck cancers, oesophagus cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and so more on. General symptoms would be like loss of appetite, weight loss, low grade fever in some cases, chronic cough for long time.
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FAQs

Q. How does Imalek work in stomach cancer?

Imalek kills the abnormal cancer cells of stomach and prevents their growth.

Q. Can Imalek be taken with food?

Yes, the best way to take it is with a glass of water and food. This prevents irritation in the food pipe and stomach. If you cannot swallow it, put the tablets in a glass of water or apple juice (approximately 50 ml for a 100 mg tablet and 200 ml for a 400 mg tablet). Stir it with a spoon to make it uniform and drink it immediately.

Q. How does Imalek work in stomach cancer?

Imalek kills the abnormal cancer cells of stomach and prevents their growth.

Q. Is it safe to drive while taking Imalek?

Imalek may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or drowsiness in some people. Make sure you know how you react to it before you drive a car or operate machinery.

Q. Can Imalek be taken with food?

Yes, the best way to take it is with food and a glass of water. This prevents irritation in the food pipe and stomach. If you cannot swallow it, put the tablets in a glass of water or apple juice (approximately 50 ml for a 100 mg tablet and 200 ml for a 400 mg tablet). Stir it with a spoon to make it uniform and drink it immediately.

Q. Since I have started using Imalek I have noticed that I develop rashes and severe itching when I have sun exposure. Is it because of the medicine or the disease?

This medicine may make your skin much more sensitive to sunlight than it normally is. Exposure to sunlight may cause a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn. When you are outdoors, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If your skin appears to be burning, tell your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to drive while taking Imalek?

Imalek may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or drowsiness in some people. Make sure you know how you react to it before you drive a car or operate machinery.

Q. What precautions need to be followed while taking Imalek?

While taking Imalek, make sure you follow all the instructions given by your doctor, carefully and keep all appointments. You will need regular follow-up to ensure that the treatment is working. Regular blood tests, weight checks, and urine tests may be required to find out any side effects before it becomes serious. Make sure you use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy during treatment with Imalek. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are taking this medicine. If you are about to start taking any new medicine, remind your doctor that you are taking Imalek.

Q. Ever since I started using Imalek, I have noticed that I develop rashes and severe itching when I have sun exposure. Is it because of the medicine or the disease?

This medicine may make your skin much more sensitive to sunlight than it normally is. Exposure to sunlight may cause skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn. When you are outdoors, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If you feel a burning sensation on your skin, tell your doctor.

Q. The doctor has advised me not to take any medicine on my own while taking Imalek. Should I consult my doctor even if I need to take paracetamol for my fever?

Yes, there are a number of medicines which interfere with Imalek, including paracetamol. Therefore you should not self medicate while taking Imalek. Other medicines which interfere with Imalek include cyclosporin, dexamethasone (a steroid), warfarin, antiviral medicines which treat AIDS and some medicines which treat bacterial infections, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart problems, and mental disorders and depression. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine, and inform him that you are on Imalek therapy.

Q. What precautions need to be followed while taking Imalek?

While taking Imalek, make sure you follow all the instructions given by your doctor, carefully and keep all appointments. You will need regular follow-up to ensure that the treatment is working. Regular blood tests, weight checks, and urine tests may be required to find out any side effects before it becomes serious. Make sure you use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy during treatment with Imalek. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are taking this medicine. If you are about to start taking any new medicine, remind your doctor that you are taking Imalek.

Q. Can I expect that if I take Imalek regularly and as advised by the doctor for CML, I will be cured?

Imalek has proved effective in many cases of CML. It is also noticed that the chances of survival increase after taking this medicine. The doctor who is treating CML can tell you better. The doctor will analyze your current state, blood test results, response to treatment, any other medical illness which you may be having, etc. and tell you.

Q. The doctor has advised me not to take any medicine on my own while taking Imalek. Should I consult my doctor even if I need to take paracetamol for my fever?

Yes, there are a number of medicines which interfere with Imalek, including paracetamol. Therefore, you should not self medicate while taking Imalek. Other medicines which interfere with Imalek include cyclosporin, dexamethasone (a steroid), warfarin, antiviral medicines which treat AIDS. Some medicines which treat bacterial infections, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart problems, and mental disorders and depression can also affect the working of Imalek. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine, and inform him that you are on Imalek therapy.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Imalek 100mg Tablet. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
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