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What is Imatib (Imatinib) used for?
Imatib (Imatinib) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with bone marrow cancer, leukemia, skin cancer, or cancer affecting the digestive tract. It operates by interfering with the growth of cancer cells to slow or stop their spread. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Imatib (Imatinib)?
Always take Imatib (Imatinib) according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. You will normally be advised to take one tablet once or twice daily, but your particular instructions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the medicine by splitting, crushing, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Imatib (Imatinib)?
Imatib (Imatinib) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that require immediate medical attention are flu symptoms, numbness around the mouth, unusual swelling, irregular heart rate, lower back pain, sensitive skin, severe skin rashes, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician as soon as you experience symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Imatib (Imatinib) if you are breastfeeding. Also inform your physician if the patient is a child, elderly, or has had their thyroid gland removed, heart failure, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Imatib (Imatinib). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.