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Imatinib Mesylate

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Imatinib Mesylate Information

Imatinib Mesylate Benefits & Uses

Imatinib Mesylate is used to treat the following -

Imatinib Mesylate Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Imatinib Mesylate

Imatinib Mesylate

Imatinib Mesylate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Imatinib Mesylate is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Rash
  3. Edema Severe
  4. Musculoskeletal Pain (Bone, Muscle or Joint)
  5. Abdominal Pain Severe
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Fatigue Severe
  8. Gastritis Moderate
  9. Peripheral Neuropathy Moderate
  10. Dehydration Moderate
  11. Erythema
  12. Jaundice Moderate
  13. Confusion
  14. Flushing
  15. Angina Pectoris
  16. Rhinitis
  17. Weakness
  18. Urticaria
  19. Breast Enlargement
  20. Constipation Severe

Imatinib Mesylate Related Warnings

Is the use of Imatinib Mesylate safe for pregnant women?

Imatinib Mesylate has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Imatinib Mesylate without medical advice.


Is the use of Imatinib Mesylate safe during breastfeeding?

Imatinib Mesylate may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Imatinib Mesylate, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Imatinib Mesylate.


What is the effect of Imatinib Mesylate on the Kidneys?

Imatinib Mesylate can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.


What is the effect of Imatinib Mesylate on the Liver?

Side effects of Imatinib Mesylate rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Imatinib Mesylate on the Heart?

Imatinib Mesylate may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Imatinib Mesylate with Other Drugs

Imatinib Mesylate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Imatinib Mesylate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Imatinib Mesylate unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Diabetes
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Liver Disease
  5. Jaundice
  6. Bleeding
  7. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Frequently asked Questions about Imatinib Mesylate

Is this Imatinib Mesylate habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Imatinib Mesylate has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Imatinib Mesylate. So it is best to avoid driving.


Is it safe?

Imatinib Mesylate should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Imatinib Mesylate for mental disorders.


Imatinib Mesylate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Imatinib Mesylate

Taking Imatinib Mesylate with food does not harm your health.


Interaction between Alcohol and Imatinib Mesylate

Information about the interaction of Imatinib Mesylate and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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