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Imatib Tablet

What is Imatib?

Imatib Tablet is used for Blood cancer, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Bone marrow cancer, Blood cells disorder, Hypereosinophilic syndrome, Mast cell disease and other conditions. Imatib Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

  • Imatib Tablet contains Imatinib Mesylate as an active ingredient.

  • Imatib Tablet works by preventing cancer cells multiplication across the body.

  • Detailed information related to Imatib Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Imatib Tablet Uses

Imatib Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Blood cancer

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors

  • Bone marrow cancer

  • Blood cells disorder

  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome

  • Mast cell disease

Imatib Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Imatib Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

  • Preventing cancer cells multiplication across the body.

  • Imatib Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

  • Imatib Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Imatinib Mesylate - 400 MG

Imatib Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Imatib Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Swelling due to fluid retention

  • Headache

  • Blurred vision

  • Sore throat

Imatib Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Cardiac disease or increased risk for congestive heart failure

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery

  • Do not give this drug to children without consultation

  • Pregnant or planning to get pregnant

  • Renal and hepatic impairment

Imatib Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Imatib Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Imatib Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Acetaminophen

  • Drugs metabolized by CYP2D6

  • Drugs metabolized by CYP3A4

Imatib Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Imatib Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Imatib Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Breastfeeding

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Levothyroxine

  • Liver, kidney or heart problems

  • Weight gain.

Imatib Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

Is Imatib Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Imatib Tablet safe while breastfeeding?

No

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

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Imatib Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Imatib Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.