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Brand Name : Imatib
Composition : Imatinib Mesylate
Manufactured by : Cipla Ltd.
Strength : 400 mg
Form : Tablets
Packing : Pack of 10 Tablets
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What is Imatib 400 mg Tablet ?
Imatib belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. Imatib, manufactured by Cipla, contains Imatinib Mesylate as active ingredient. It is a prescription drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
When is Imatib 400 Tablet prescribed ?
Imatinib Mesylate (Imatib) is an oral oncology drug which is used to treat certain types of cancer such as -
• Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), a cancer of white blood cells.
• A type of Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) called Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+ALL).
• Myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative conditions) - blood disorders where some blood cells grow out of control.
• Gastro-intestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) - a rare type of cancer of the supporting tissue of the bowel or stomach.
• Dermato fibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) - a rare type of cancer of the tissue under the skin.
How Does Imatib (Imatinib) 400 mg Tablet Work ?
Imatinib (Imatib) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Tyrosine kinases are important proteins in the body that regulate how cells grow and divide. Imatinib cancer medication blocks the activity of this enzyme, which delivers a signal that causes cells to multiply. By blocking this enzyme, Imatib can help stop the spread of cancer cells.
What are the adverse effects of Imatib 400mg Tablets ?
When you take Imatinib cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Some people have very few side effects, while others may experience more. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Imatinib Mesylate:
Common Side Effects of Imatib Tablets : Diarrhea ; Fever ; Joint Pain ; Low Energy ; Muscle Pain ; Stomach Cramps ; Throwing Up ; Chronic Trouble Sleeping ; Hair Loss ; Head Pain ; Loss Of Appetite ; Dry Skin ; Indigestion etc.
Serious Side Effects of Imatib Tablets : Chest Pain ; Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines ; Visible Water Retention ; Abnormally Low Blood Pressure ; Depression ; Fluid In The Lungs ; Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood ; Trouble Breathing etc.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. If you notice any effects that aren't listed here, discuss them with your doctor or specialist nurse.
What are the safety measures of Imatib 400 mg ?
Before Taking Imatib cancer medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Imatib 400mg may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|For the safety of baby, it is recommended that women who are receiving Imatib cancer medicine after pregnancy, stop or not start breastfeeding. Imatinib may appear in high levels in breast milk and could potentially harm your nursing baby.|
|Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Imatib. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.|
|Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Imatib; or if you have any other allergies. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Imatinib 400 mg Tablets.|
|There is no specific study, but no drinking is recommended during treatment with Imatib cancer medicines because it can cause dangerous side effects. So, consult your doctor before alcohol consumption.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Imatib Tablet may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|If you miss a dose of Imatib 400mg, contact your pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.|
|Do not take Imatib after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Imatib, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Imatib 400 mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Imatinib Tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this cancer medicine away from the reach of children or pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep your Tablets in the original container until it is time to take them.
• Do not store Imatib or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.