Composition Imatinib mesylate (400mg)
Primary Use Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia), Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
Medicine Overview of Altanib Tablet
Uses of Altanib Tablet
Altanib 400mg Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumour.
Altanib Tablet side effects
Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp.
How to use Altanib Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Altanib 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Altanib Tablet works
Altanib 400mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
In Depth Information on Altanib Tablet
Expert advice for Altanib Tablet
- Always take Altanib with food and a full glass of water.
- Do not change the dose or discontinue use without consulting your doctor.
- Altanib may cause dizziness or blurred vision. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
- Water retention and swelling are very common side effects of Altanib. Notify your doctor if you have unexpected rapid weight gain.
- Notify your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including over the counter medicines and dietary supplements.
Altanib Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Altanib Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Altanib 400mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Altanib 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. After taking Altanib 400mg Tablet avoid breastfeeding for 8 to 9 hours to reduce the exposure to the baby.
Altanib 400mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Altanib 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Altanib 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Altanib 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Altanib 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.p it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.