About Imatib 100mg
imatib 100mg containing the active ingredient imatinib mesylate is an anticancer type of medication called a kinase inhibitor. It works by interfering with the action of certain proteins to help prevent cancer cells from multiplying and stop the spread of cancer cells.
imatib 100mg can be used to treat certain types of cancer such as leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and dermamtofibrosarcoma protuberans when the tumor cannot be removed surgically, has spread to other parts of the body or has come back after surgery.
Imatib tablets 100mg are used to treat cancers in which there is a similar genetic abnormality resulting in loss of control of cell growth.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cell that develops in the bone marrow. Several types of leukaemia are classified by the speed at which they grow; being acute if they are fast growing or chronic if they are slow growing.
Classification for leukaemia also depends on the type of cell affected; lymphoblastic leukaemia develops from the lymphocytic cells, which form the white cells of the immune system; or myeloid leukaemia, which develops from the myelogenous cells that form the red blood cells, white cells and platelets.
Imatib tablets 100mg are used to treat adults and children with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) that is newly diagnosed or after failure of interferon therapy; also newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in adults and children in combination with chemotherapy or as monotherapy in adults with relapsed or refractory (difficult to treat) ALL. CML and ALL are positive for the Philadelphia chromosome, which is a specific chromosomal abnormality that results in uncontrolled growth of white blood cells.
How To Take Imatib 100mg
Imatib 100mg is usually taken once or twice per day or as directed by a doctor. For patients who cannot swallow the tablet whole, it may be dissolved in a glass of water or apple juice to be taken as a liquid. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patients condition, weight and response to the medication.
Uses of Imatib 100mg
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
- Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
- Myeloproliferative disorder
- Myelodysplastic disease
- Systemic mastocytosis
- Hypereosinophillic syndrome
- Chronic eosinophillic leukemia
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
When not to Use?
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to imatib or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Side effects of Imatib 100mg
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Mouth sores
- Loss of appetite
- Altered sense of taste
- Heartburn and indigestion
- Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
- Burning or tingling sensation of skin
- Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
- Skin rash, hives, or itching
- Hair loss or thinning of the hair
- Swelling around the eyes
- Swelling or the hands, feet, ankle, and lower legs
- Severe breathing difficulty
- Fast/irregular heart beat
- Presence of blood in cough
- Yellowing of skin and eyes
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Bloody stool
Dosage of Imatib 100mg
If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Contact your doctor for further instructions if you miss more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with imatib 100 is suspected. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin allergies, tiredness, fever, etc.
Warnings of Imatib 100mg
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after assessing the clinical condition.
imatib 100mg price is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a pre-existing disorder of the stomach or the intestine due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a low level of thyroid hormone due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Close monitoring of thyroid hormones is recommended for such patients.
Use in the elderly
This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly patients due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Since Imatib 100 mg Capsule may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects, it is advised that you report the use of all other medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning treatment with Imatib 100 mg Capsule.
Interactions of Imatib 100mg
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a disease of the heart or the blood vessels due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
Fluid Retention and edema
imatib 100mg usa should be used with caution in patients having fluid retention disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
Bone marrow suppression
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having conditions like thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, anemia, or bone marrow suppression due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. A complete blood count should be performed before initiating treatment with this medicine. Close monitoring of blood counts is recommended during treatment with this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disease of the liver or the kidneys due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments and frequent clinical monitoring are advised in such cases.