Imatinib 100mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia), Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Imatinib Tablet


Uses of Imatinib Tablet

Imatinib 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumour.

Side effects of Imatinib Tablet


Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Edema, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp.


How to use Imatinib 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. It is better to take Imatinib 100mg Tablet with food.

How Imatinib Tablet works

Imatinib 100mg 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.

In Depth Information on Imatinib Tablet

Expert advice for Imatinib Tablet

Imatinib should always be taken at the advice of a doctor who is experienced in treating cancers.
Do not start or continue imatinib and consult your doctor;
  • If you are allergic to imatinib or any other ingredients in the medicine
  • if you have or had a liver, kidney or heart problem
  • if your thyroid gland has been removed and you have been prescribed levothyroxine
  • if there is weight gain following treatment with imatinib
  • if your develop swelling in part or whole of the body as your body may retain water due to imatinib
Do not start imatinib in children without the advice of the doctor, since it may affect the normal growth in children
Effective contraceptives should be used by women during therapy 
Your doctor may ask you to undergo certain blood tests before and during treatment with imatinib, to check your response to the drug and the drug’s side-effects.
Imatinib can cause dizziness or drowsiness and blurred vision, therefore, caution should be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
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Special precautions for Imatinib 100mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Imatinib 100mg 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.
Imatinib 100mg 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 Imatinib 100mg Tablet avoid breastfeeding for 8 to 9 hours to reduce the exposure to the baby.
Imatinib 100mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Imatinib 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Imatinib 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Imatinib 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient
s with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Imatinib 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Lipicure 10mg Tablet, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Azibey 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Imatinib mesylate, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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