About the drug:
Imatinib is a tyrosine-kinase inhibitor. It is mainly used in the treatment of various types of cancer. The drug when taken destroys cancer cells by turning off tyrosine kinase.
Uses of the drug:
The medicine is used to treat various types of cancer such as chronic myeloid leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases and gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
Working of the drug:
It is a chemotherapy medicine that works by stopping or slowing the growth of some types of gastrointestinal stromal tumours and myeloid leukaemia. It helps the body to prevent making abnormal cells which leads to growth of the tumours.
Imatib is manufactured by Cipla. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Imatib 100mg online visit 24x7pharma.com
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to its active ingredient Imatinib or any other ingredient of the drug.
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breastfeeding your baby as the medicine may pass on to the breast milk and harm an unborn
Tell your doctor if you:
Have bleeding problems
Have heart problems such as heart failure
Have kidney/liver disease
Have white blood cell problems
Have underactive thyroid
Have? fluid retention in your organs
Are suffering from any other infection
How much to take the drug?
The dose of the medicine is based on your medical condition, weight, age, response to treatment and also if you are taking any other medicines. You must reveal about all the medicines that you are taking currently to your doctor. Initially the dose may be less and subsequently it may be increased depending on the condition.
How to take the drug?
The medicine is to be taken by mouth with a glass full of water and with a meal. The medicine should not be crushed. If you find it difficult to swallow you can dissolve it in a glass of water or apple juice and drink it immediately. The medicine is usually taken once or twice a day as per the instruction of the doctor.
For how long to take it?
You must finish the dose as prescribed by the doctor. Even if you feel better you must continue with the entire dose to get the maximum benefit.
In case of overdose you must get in touch with your doctor immediately.
It is preferable to take the dose at the same time everyday so that you do not miss the dose. However, if you have missed it, take the medicine when you remember provided it is not very close to the next dose. In such circumstances, skip the missed dose and continue with the original schedule. Taking more than one dose at the same time can lead to several side effects.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the common side effects which you may experience include:
Some people may experience serious side effects as well such as:
Sudden weight gain
Shortness of breath
Swelling around the eyes
Symptoms of liver disease
Signs of kidney problems
Low back/side pain
In case of serious side effects you must get medical attention immediately. If the common side effects persist for long then also you must visit the doctor. The above list is not the complete list of side effects and you may experience other discomforts as well and you must immediately get in touch with your doctor in case of any complication.
Common drug interactions:
If drug interaction happens it may change how your medicine work and chances of side effects also increases. Keep a list of all the medicines that you are currently taking and share it with your doctor. Also it is wise to ask for a list of medicine that may interact with the drug so that drug interaction does not happen.
Things to remember:
Never share the medicine with anyone even if the person is having the same symptom as you have.
Use the medicine only for the purpose for which it is stated.
Do not take vaccinations/immunizations without the approval of your doctor during the course of the treatment
Avoid excess dosage
You must avoid alcohol, tobacco and grapefruit juice during the treatment as it may interact with the medicine.
Store the medicine at room temperature away from moisture and light. Keep the medicine away from pets and children.