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  • Manufacturer : Cipla Ltd
  • Equivalent Brands : Gleevec
  • Generic Brands : Imatinib

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1. Buy Imatib 100mg Online

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.

Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases are blood cancers caused by either over-production or abnormal development of bone marrow myeloid cells. 

2. What is Imatib 100mg Tablets?

Imatib tablets 100mg are used to treat some of these cancers associated with gene re-arrangements in the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) gene. 

Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and chronic eosinophilic leukaemia (CEL) are also rare myeloproliferative blood cancers characterised by high numbers of eosinophils, which are white cells that originate in the bone marrow and are important in the inflammation process and the fight against infection. 

HES and CEL can cause multiple organ damage and are associated with a mutation in the FIP1L1/PDGFRA gene leading to an abnormal receptor for a specific growth factor and loss of regulation of cell growth in these cancers.  Imatib tablets 100mg can be effective in HES and CEL with or without this genetic abnormality. 

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare sarcoma type of cancer that develops in the middle dermal layer of the skin and penetrates deep into the lower layers of the skin. 

It is another cancer caused by a genetic abnormality in a growth factor receptor gene, in this case PDGFRA which results in cells that that are continually stimulated to grow and differentiation.  Imatib tablets 100mg are used to treat unresectable, recurrent and/or metastatic DFSP.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is a rare form of sarcoma that develops usually in the stomach from the supporting stromal tissue. 

Most GISTs have a mutation in the mast cell growth factor receptor gene (c-kit CD117).  Imatib tablets 100mg are used to treat unresectable (untreatable) and/or metastatic malignant GIST that are Kit positive.

All these cancers are the result of loss of normal control in cell growth and enhanced cell survival due to a mutation in a gene coding for a specific growth factor cell surface receptor.  Imatib 100 works in a similar way to inhibit the abnormal signals that result in uncontrolled growth of these cancers.

3. How To Take Imatib 100mg Tablet?

Take this medication by mouth with a meal and a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. Do not crush the tablets. If you have trouble swallowing the tablets whole, you may dissolve the tablets in a glass of water or apple juice. The amount of liquid will depend on your dose. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more detailed instructions. Stir the mixture well until the tablet(s) dissolve, and drink right away.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). For children, the dosage is also based on their body size.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

4. Drug interaction of Imatib 100mg

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

This medication can slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. An example of an affected drug is warfarin, among others.

5. Side Effects of Imatib 100mg

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhoea,
  • dyspepsia (heartburn),
  • abdominal pain,
  • fatigue,
  • myalgia,
  • asthenia (weakness) muscle pain (myalgia),
  • muscle cramps,
  • joint pain (arthralgia),
  • bone pain,
  • dermatitis,
  • eczema rash,
  • anorexia,
  • weight increase,
  • insomnia,
  • headache,
  • general oedema (fluid retention),
  • swelling around the eye and around the eyelid,
  • increased lacrimation (tear production),
  • conjunctival haemorrhage (red eye or small bleed behind the conjunctiva of the eye),
  • conjunctivitis (eye infection and inflammation),
  • dry eye,
  • blurred vision,
  • flushing,
  • haemorrhage,
  • dyspnoea (difficulty breathing),
  • epistaxis (nosebleed),
  • cough.

6. Warning And Precaution of Imatib 100mg tablet

Before taking imatinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems, heart problems (such as heart failure), kidney disease, liver disease, removal of thyroid gland.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana.

Imatinib can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.

Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose).

To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

This medication may slow down a child's growth. The effect on final adult height is unknown. See the doctor regularly so your child's height and weight can be checked.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially swelling (edema).

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while you are taking imatinib. Imatinib may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication and for 2 weeks after stopping treatment. If you become pregnant while taking imatinib, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of this medication.

This medication passes into breast milk. Because of possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended during treatment and for 1 month after your last dose. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

7. Uses of Imatib 100mg

This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases). It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

8. Storage of Imatib 100mg

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

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