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Imatinib

Imatinib is a kind of anticancer drug. This drug is used to treat the certain leukaemia cancer and other types of blood... Read more

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Imatinib

Imatinib is a kind of anticancer drug. This drug is used to treat the certain leukaemia cancer and other types of blood cancer. This drug also helps to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST), Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.

Gist is a type of tumor that grows in the walls of the digestive passage and spreads to the other body parts also, while Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is the cancer of top layer of skin. 

Understanding the drug Imatinib:

How it works?

Imatinib belongs to a class of medicines that are known as kinase inhibitors. It works by jamming the activity of a certain naturally occurring stuff that may be required to help cancer cells multiply. This prevents the multiplication and spreading of cancer cells.

When should you avoid the drug?

Do not use this drug if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredient of the drug including the active ingredient Imatinib

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding because the efficacy of the drug on the new born baby is yet to be determined

  • You are taking warfarin or any other prescribed blood thinners etc.

  • you have kidney disease

  • you have breathing or any  lung problems

  • you have your thyroid gland removed

  • hav swelling of fluid retention

  • you are undergoing chemotherapy

What are the strengths available?

This drug Imatinib is available on our website under the brand name Imatib 100 mg and Imatib 400 mg manufactured by a well known Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla. We provide the drug in various pack sizes on our online website.

How to take it?

Either take the medicines as prescribed by the doctor or as prescribed in the leaflet provided with the drug in case of any confusion. The tablet  should be taken with meal and a full of water. Imatinib comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Take Imatinib at around the same time every day. Take the tablet with one glass full of water or exactly as directed by your physician. Do not break the tablet.

When to take?

Take the tablet at the same time each day, doing this will help you avoid any misdose. Taking the tablet each day should become your habit until the time prescribed by your doctor.

For how long should it be taken?

Take the drug for the time duration prescribed by your doctor. Discontinuing the drug before the complete dose may decrease the benefits of the drug.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

You may require urgent medical help in case you take an overdose of the drug. In such a case visit the nearest healthcare center or call your doctor immediately.

What if you miss the dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but if its already the time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and take the  next dose on the correct time.

What are the side effects?

There are some side-effects of this drug Imatinib, if you feel too much uncomfortable then see your doctor immediately:

  • Diarrhoea

  • Hives

  • Vomiting

  • anxiety

  • Rash

  • Dry skin

  • Mouth sores

  • night sweats

  • teary eyes

  • Weakness

  • Tiredness

  • ·         Change in eye vision

  • Muscle cramp

  • Loss of appetite

  • Irritation

  • Nausea etc.

The list is very long. Do not get alarmed by the list. You may /may not experience all of them. Tell your doctor immediately in the above situations.

Are there any possible drug interactions?

Certain drug may react with Imatinib to  cause serious health issues and hence such drugs are often prohibited from use with Imatinib. Ask your doctor for the complete list of the drugs to be avoided with Imatinib. The common drug interaction are with the following:

  • Carbamazepine

  • Amiodarone

  • Clarithromycin

  • Diltiazem

  • simvastatin

  • verapamil

  • phenytoin

  • sleeping pills

  • tranquilizers

  • Erythromycin

  • Fluvoxamine

  • Medications for heartburn and ulcers such as Cimetidine or Famotidine

  • Rifampin

  • ·         HIV drug  like Indinavir, Nelfinavir and Ritonavir, Nefazodone, Phenobarbital etc.

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Avoid grapefruit or its jucie iwth this medicine

  • Do not take alcohol while on this prescription drug

  • Do not let anyone else take your medication

 

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