Imatinib 100mg Tablet 10's

Cancer/Oncology Rx required
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10 Tablet(s) in a Strip By Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
M.R.P.: Rs.915.38

What is IMATINIB?

  • IMATINIB contains Imatinib which belongs to the group of medicines called anticancer agents
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What IMATINIB is used for?

It is used to treat

  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases
  • Hyper eosinophilic syndrome (HES) or chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL)

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Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine If you

  • are allergic to IMATINIB or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have or have ever had a liver, kidney or heart problem
  • have or ever had or might now have a hepatitis B infection
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • IMATINIB is not recommended during pregnancy unless clearly necessary as it may harm your baby
  • Do not breast-feed during the treatment with IMATINIB
  • IMATINIB is also a treatment for children and adolescents with CML
  • Some children and adolescents taking IMATINIB may have slower than normal growth
  • You may feel dizzy or drowsy or get blurred vision while taking this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines until you are feeling well again

Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including

  • medicines obtained without a prescription (such as paracetamol)
  • herbal medicines (such as St. John’s Wort)
  • Medicine such as levothyroxine
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you
  • It is important that you do this as long as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure
  • Your doctor will tell you exactly how many tablets of IMATINIB to take
  • Depending on your condition the usual starting dose is either 400 mg or 600 mg

If you take more IMATINIB than you should

  • If you have accidentally taken too many tablets, talk to your doctor straight away. You may require medical attention. Take the medicine pack with you

If you forget to take IMATINIB

  • If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.
  • Do not take a double dose to make up a forgotten dose

If you stop to take IMATINIB

  • Do not stop taking IMATINIB unless your doctor tells you to. If you are not able to take the medicine as your doctor prescribed or you feel you do not need it anymore, contact your doctor straight away
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • rapid weight gain may cause your body to retain water
  • signs of infection such as fever, severe chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers
  • unexpected bleeding or bruising
  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm
  • cough, having difficulty breathing or painful breathing
  • feeling light-headed, dizzy or fainting
  • nausea with loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, yellow skin or eyes
  • rash, red skin with blisters on the lips, eyes, skin or mouth, peeling skin, fever, raised red or purple skin patches, itching, burning sensation, pustular eruption
  • severe abdominal pain, blood in your vomit, stools or urine, black stools
  • severely decreased urine output, feeling thirsty
  • feeling sick with diarrhea and vomiting, abdominal pain or fever
  • severe headache, weakness or paralysis of limbs or face, difficulty speaking, sudden loss of consciousness
  • pale skin, feeling tired, breathlessness and having dark urine
  • eye pain or deterioration in vision
  • pain in your hips or difficulty walking
  • numb or cold toes and fingers
  • sudden swelling and redness of the skin
  • difficulty hearing
  • muscle weakness and spasms with an abnormal heart rhythm
  • bruising
  • stomach pain with feeling sick
  • pelvic pain sometimes with nausea and vomiting, with unexpected vaginal bleeding, feeling dizzy or fainting due to low blood pressure
  • headache or feeling tired
  • feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), diarrhea or indigestion
  • rash
  • muscle cramps or joint, muscle or bone pain
  • swelling such as round your ankles or puffy eyes
  • weight gain
  • anorexia, weight loss or a disturbed sense of taste
  • feeling dizzy or weak
  • difficulty in sleeping (insomnia)
  • discharge from the eye with itching, redness and swelling (conjunctivitis), watery eyes or having blurred vision
  • nose bleeds
  • pain or swelling in your abdomen, flatulence, heartburn or constipation
  • itching
  • unusual hair loss or thinning
  • numbness of the hands or feet
  • mouth ulcers
  • joint pain with swelling
  • dry mouth, dry skin or dry eye
  • decreased or increased skin sensitivity
  • hot flushes, chills or night sweats

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  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Do not use any pack that is damaged or shows signs of tampering
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
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