IMATIB contains Imatinib mesylate which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which reduces infl?ammation. It is indicated to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia and Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in adults and children.
Leukaemia is a cancer of white blood cells, the cells usually help the body to fight infection. IMATIB also used to treat myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases, hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukaemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumours and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in adults. Tyrosine kinases are proteins which act as chemical messengers that are used by the cancer cells to signal to each other for their growth. This medicine works by blocking this enzyme and stops the cancer cells from growing.
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow whole with a large glass of water. It can be taken with food. The common side effects are fluid retention, weight gain. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart problems. It is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
USES OF IMATIB:
Chronic myeloid leukaemia
Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukaemia
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours
HOW IMATIB WORKS:
IMATIB is a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Tyrosine kinases are proteins which act as chemical messengers that are used by the cancer cells to signal to each other for their growth. Imatinib mesylate by blocking this enzyme stops the cancer cells from growing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow whole with a large glass of water. It can be taken with food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF IMATIB 400MG:
Rapid weight gain (severe fluid retention)
Fever, severe chills
Unexpected bleeding or bruising
Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,
Herbal medicines (St. John?s Wort)
Medicines used to prevent the formation of blood clots
Drug : Imatinib
Pharmacological Category : Antineoplastic Agent, BCR-ABL Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
Therapeutic Indication : Leukemia, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT IMATIB:
Q: Can use IMATIB during pregnancy?
A: This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy, or if you are planning to get pregnant.
Q: Does IMATIB safe while driving?
A: Do not drive or operate any machines since it may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision
Q: What causes chronic myeloid leukaemia?
A: It is caused by a genetic change in the stem cells produced by the bone marrow which causes the stem cells to produce too many underdeveloped white blood cells.
Imatib 400 Tablet should be taken with food, but better to have it same time every day to get the most benefit. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. click here : Imatib 400
Most common side effects
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF IMATIB TABLET
- Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia)
- Blood cancer (Acute lymphocytic leukemia)
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
BENEFITS OF IMATIB TABLET
In Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia)
In Blood cancer (Acute lymphocytic leukemia)
In Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
SIDE EFFECTS OF IMATIB TABLET
- Edema (swelling)
- Muscle cramp
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
- Abdominal pain
HOW TO USE IMATIB TABLET
HOW IMATIB TABLET WORKS
Lactating women should not breastfeed while using this drug and one month after stopping it.