Imatib 400 mg
- Brand: Cipla
- Model: Imatib 400 mg
- SKU: IMTNB400
- Active Ingredient: Imatinib
- Treatment: Blood Cancer
- Availability: In Stock
What IMATIB 400 mg is prescribed for?
IMATIB 400 mg tablet is an oral medicine for the treatment of blood cancer. It is used in conjunction with other medicines to treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).
Imatinib is an effective treatment against several types of cancer, including dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, a tumor that forms under the top layer of skin.
How it works Imatib 400 mg?
Imatib 400 mg Tablet works by blocking the actions of specific abnormal proteins that cause cancer cells to multiply and spread.
How to take IMATIB 400 mg?
IMATIB comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day with a meal and water.
Take Imatinib at around the same time(s) each day. And If your prescription label says to take the medication at certain times, try not to miss any doses.
Imatinib is taken orally by swallowing the tablets whole; they should not be chewed or crushed, and after touching or coming into direct contact with a crushed tablet, You should wash the area thoroughly.
If you have trouble swallowing imatinib tablets, place the pills into a large glass of juice or water and stir until the tablets dissolve; then drink the liquid right away.
Take two of the 400-milligram tablets. Do not take eight of the 100-milligram tablets, as these contain iron and can cause iron toxicity.
Benefits of IMATIB :
In the case of Chronic myeloid leukemia:
IMATIB, a medicine used to treat blood cancer, is known to stop the growth of cancer cells and prevent the multiplication of these cells.
It can harm you if you don't take it as directed by your doctor. It can be toxic and should only be used by people with appropriate diagnoses. It should not be taken with alcohol, and drinking plenty of water will help keep you hydrated.
In the case of Acute lymphocytic leukemia:
Blood cancer, also known as leukemia, is a disease in which your blood-forming tissues become cancerous. Imatinib tablets stop or kill the growth of cancer cells and prevent cancer cells from multiplying.
In case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor:
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors generally occur in the stomach or small intestine, developing from specialized cells known as interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs).
IMATIB kills cancer cells and helps to stop them from spreading. You will be instructed by your doctor on how often to take it.
The majority of side effects will subside once your body gets used to the medicine. Contact your doctor if they continue, or you’re worried about them.
Minor side effects:
- Upset stomach
- Muscles cramps
- Blurred vision
Serious side effects:
- Bruising bleeding
- Unusual tiredness
- Unexplained weight gain
- Swelling hands/feet/abdomen
- Swelling around the eyes
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeat
- Black or bloody stools
Rare Side Effects:
- Symptoms of liver disease
- Yellowing eyes/skin
- Dark urine
This medication may make you more likely to get a severe infection or make any infection worse. Your doctor must know about any illness or symptoms of infection you experience.
Imatinib can cause a mild, non-serious rash, but you may not be able to distinguish it from another kind of rash that could be more severe. Seek medical attention if you notice any rash.
Tell your doctor if you have difficulty urinating. Swelling of your hands, ankles or feet may occur. Your doctor should be told right away if you experience unexplained weight gain.
When not to use it?
In case of allergies:
Talk to a doctor before taking Imatib 400 mg Tablet if you have any allergies to it. Also, if you have had an allergic reaction to this medication in the past, tell your doctor. Notify your physician immediately if while taking Imatib 400 mg Tablet you begin experiencing any skin rash, itching, swelling of your face, tongue, throat, etc.
Caution and dose adjustment may be needed for Imatib 400 Tablet in patients with severe liver disease. For more information, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use Imatib 400 Tablet unless you are under the guidance of a physician if you have kidney disease. Your dose of this drug may require adjustment, so consult your doctor before continuing to take it.
Limited human data suggests that Imatib 400 Tablet passes into breast milk and might harm a nursing infant. Women should not breastfeed while using the drug and for one month after stopping it.
Take your medicine regularly, and you must not change the dose or stop taking this drug without consulting your doctor. It will help you keep track of time when you need to take your medicine but won't even have time to read a book during your lunch break.
Imatib 400mg medicine interactions:
Imatib 400mg is known to interact with:
- Blood thinners (warfarin, aspirin),
- Anti-hypertensive medicines (amlodipine, metoprolol, nifedipine),
- Heart medicines (quinidine, lovastatin, atorvastatin, simvastatin)
- Antibiotics (erythromycin, telithromycin)
- Immuno-suppressants (cyclosporine),
Diet and Lifestyle Advice:
- If you want to maintain a healthy weight, perform regular low-strain exercises and eat healthy food.
- Take time to de-stress by meditating, reading books, taking a bath, or listening to soothing music.
- Eat antioxidant-rich berries, spinach, kidney beans, dark chocolate, and high-fiber content foods to speed recovery from illness.
- Avoid cigarettes and alcohol. Eating a low-fat and cholesterol diet will also help reduce cholesterol levels.
Safety advise During pregnancy :
Do not use Imatib 400 Tablet 10's while pregnant, as it has been known to cause fetal damage. If a woman becomes pregnant after taking Imatib 400 Tablet 10's, wait at least six months before getting pregnant again.
Can IMATIB 400 tablet be taken with food?
You can take Imatib 400 tablets with food or a glass of water. Doing so will prevent irritation in the esophagus and stomach. If you can’t swallow them, put them in a glass of water or apple juice and stir until they dissolve. Drink immediately.
Can a person safely drive a vehicle after taking Imatib 400mg?
Because Imatib 400 Tablet can make some people tired, don’t drive a car or operate machinery until you know how it affects you.
What special precautions should be followed while taking Imatib 400mg Tablet?
While taking Imatib 400 Tablet, follow all the doctor's instructions and keep all your appointments. Regular blood tests, weight checks, and urine tests may be required to find any side effects before they become serious.
Can I take Imabit 400mg if I undergo eye surgery?
Before taking Imatib 400 Tablet 10's, inform your doctor if you are scheduled for surgery. The doctor may decide to stop your Imatib 400 Tablet 10's before an operation is performed.
How long does Imabit last?
In the body, the time during which Imatib 400 mg Tablet remains effective is not known.
Is there any addiction to this medication?
No addiction resulted from taking Imatib 400 mg Tablet.