Composition Imatinib mesylate (400mg)
Substitutes Veenat 400mg 30s
Primary Use Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia), Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
Medicine Overview of Glivec Tablet
Uses of Glivec Tablet
Glivec 400mg Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumour.
Glivec Tablet side effects
Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp.
How to use Glivec 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. Glivec 400mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Glivec Tablet works
Glivec 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 Glivec Tablet
Expert advice for Glivec Tablet
- Always take Glivec with food and a full glass of water.
- Do not change the dose or discontinue use without consulting your doctor.
- Glivec 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 Glivec. 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.
Glivec Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glivec Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glivec 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.
Glivec 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 Glivec 400mg Tablet avoid breastfeeding for 8 to 9 hours to reduce the exposure to the baby.
Glivec 400mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Glivec 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glivec 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Glivec 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glivec 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Glivec Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Glivec 400mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.