IMALEK 400mg Tablet 6's


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IMATINIB MESYLATE 400MG
By Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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Drug Information for IMALEK 400mg Tablet 6's

What is IMALEK 400mg Tablet used for?

IMALEK 400mg Tablet is used for the treatment of following conditions:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
  • Bone marrow disorder
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
  • Gastro-intestinal cancer
  • Skin cancer

IMALEK 400mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does IMALEK 400mg Tablet work?

IMALEK 400mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-cancer drugs. This drug acts by producing a cytotoxic effect on the cancerous cells, which helps in preventing the growth and spread of cancer cells.

How to take IMALEK 400mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take IMALEK 400mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the capsule whole. Do not chew or open the capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Imatinib, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with IMALEK 400mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with IMALEK 400mg Tablet include the following:

  • Adalimumab
  • Aspirin
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Clozapine
  • Colchicine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Guaifenesin
  • Ivabradine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of IMALEK 400mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of IMALEK 400mg Tablet:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Body pains
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Pedal oedema
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Bleeding and bruising of the skin
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blurry vision
  • Chest discomfort
  • Seizures

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions IMALEK 400mg Tablet?

  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if IMALEK 400mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid IMALEK 400mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

You are advised not to take IMALEK 400mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking IMALEK 400mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, hypertension or other chronic diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have undergone surgery before taking IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about IMALEK 400mg Tablet

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine?
  2. Do not alter the dose of IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine without consulting the doctor. A change in the medicine dose may fail to produce drug action.

  3. What are the other formulations of IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine available?
  4. IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine is available in tablet form.

  5. How long can I take IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine?
  6. You should take IMALEK 400mg Tablet medicine for a prescribed duration. Do not discontinue the drug unless recommended by the doctor.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while on IMALEK 400mg Tablet?
  8. You must monitor your liver function, kidney function, and complete blood count while using IMALEK 400mg Tablet.

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