Veenat 100 (Imatinib)
What is Veenat 100 (Imatinib) used for?
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) is an oral cancer medication used to treat patients suffering from blood cancers including chronic myeloid leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It operates by interfering with the growth of cancer cells to prevent their spread allowing other procedures to be performed to remove or eliminate any remaining cancerous cells. This action may also make it useful for treating gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Your physician may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Veenat 100 (Imatinib)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Veenat 100 (Imatinib) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Veenat 100 (Imatinib)?
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, severe nausea, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness, unusual swelling or weight gain, darkened urine, discolored stools, jaundice, or severe skin rashes. Inform your physician as soon as possible if you experience these or other worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to imatinib, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have a history of heart failure, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, or if you are taking levothyroxine following the removal of the thyroid gland. This medication should never be handled by pregnant women without wearing gloves as the medication may be absorbed through the skin leading to unexpected health complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Veenat 100 (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.