IMATIB

Brand Name: IMATIB
Contents: Imatib Mesylate
Form: Tablets
Strength: 100 MG
Manufactured By: Cipla
Packing: 10*10 tabs

Imatib (Imatinib) is used to prevent and stop the growth of cancer cells of some types of myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. This medicine helps your body to stop making abnormal cells which cause the tumors to grow.

Uses
Imatib (Imatinib)is used to prevent and stop the growth of cancer cells of some types of myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. It helps your body to stop making abnormal cells which cause the tumors to grow.

Dosage and Administration
How much you take and how often depends on the strength of the medicine and your condition. Take Imatib (Imatinib) strictly as directed by your physician, with a glass of water and a meal. Do not alter your dose or suddenly stop taking it without consulting your physician, even if you are feeling better. If you do, your symptoms may get worse and increase the onset of unwanted side effects.

Do not eat or drink grapefruit juice while taking it as it may increase the affect of this medicine. If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you missed.

Side effects
As with all medications, Imatib (Imatinib) has the potential to cause side effects in some patients. Common side effects include indigestion, an acid stomach, belching, feeling full or bloated, feeling empty, sad, or unusually cold, having difficulty moving, sleeplessness, stiff muscles, loose stools, unexplained weight loss, passing gas, a lack of interest or loss of pleasure in things, belching, and heartburn. If these symptoms worsen or persist contact your physician.

Precautions
Tobacco, grapefruit juice, and alcohol may interact with Imatib (Imatinib), so discuss with your physician your use of these substances while taking this medication.

Tell your physician if you have anemia, while blood cell problems, fluid retention in your organs, an underactive thyroid, chickenpox, heart disease, kidney or liver disease, or any type of infection.

Warnings and Precautions
1. If you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention.
2. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.
3. This medication should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above.
4. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the patient’s medical history and current health condition.
5. Before you begin using this medication, ensure your physician is aware of the following:
• If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• If you have any allergies.
• If you have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
• If you are using any other drugs or medication.
• If you are using any vitamins or supplements.