Imatib 100 mg
imatinib 100 mg tablet 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 the leukaemia are classified by the speed at which they grow; being acute if they are fast growing and chronic if they are slow growing.
Classification for leukaemia also depends on type of cell affected; lymphoblastic leukaemia develops from the lymphocytic cells and which form the white cells of the immune system; or myeloid leukaemia, which develops from myelogenous cells that form the red blood cells, white cells and platelets.Imatib tablets 100mg are used to the treat adults and children with the chronic myeloid leukaemia that is newly diagnosed or after failure of interferon therapy; also newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in adults and children in combination with chemotherapy and as monotherapy in adults with relapsed or refractory (difficult to treat) ALL.
Take imatinib 100 Capsule exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger and smaller quantities than a recommended. Do not take Imatib 100 on an empty stomach. You may require frequent blood tests or liver function tests while taking this medicine. You may also require frequent followups with the your doctor to check the progress of treatment. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
When not to use?
imatinib 100 mg is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to imatinib or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If imatinib 100 mg tab 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 this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin allergies, tiredness, fever, etc.
Major & minor imatinib 100 mg side effects
- 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