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Mitinab 100mg Imatinab Tablets




Medicine Detail


Brand: Mitinab Tablets

Composition: Imatinib Mesylate

Manufacturer: Glenmark

Strength: 100mg 

Form: Tablets 

Packing: Strip of 10 Tablets

WHAT IS MITINAB TABLETS?

Imatinib Mesylate is a targeted therapy. Imatinib Mesylate is classified as a signal transduction inhibitor - protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Imatinib mesylate belongs to the signal transduction inhibitor category of targeted therapies.  It is particularly a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

USES OF IMATINIB TABLETS:

Imatinib Mesylate is used for newly diagnosed adult and pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase. Ph+ CML in blast crisis accelerated phase or chronic phase after failure of interferon-alpha therapy. Adult patients with relapsed or refractory Philadelphia chromosome + acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL). Adult patients with myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases (MDS/MPD) associated with PDGFR gene rearrangements. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors that are C-kit positive.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

fluid retention--shortness of breath (even while lying down), swelling, rapid weight gain (especially in your face and midsection); fluid build-up in the lungs--pain when you breathe, wheezing, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus;
liver problems--upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
low blood cell counts--fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, swollen gums, mouth sores, skin sores, rapid heart rate, pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, feeling light-headed;
signs of stomach bleeding--bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
signs of tumor cell breakdown--lower back pain, blood in your urine, little or no urinating; numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth; muscle weakness or tightness; fast or slow heart rate, weak pulse; confusion, fainting; thyroid symptoms--extreme tired feeling, dry skin, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or weakness, hoarse voice, feeling more sensitive to cold temperatures; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:

Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea; joint or muscle pain; skin rash; or feeling tired.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
 

DRUGS INTERACTIONS: 

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. Mitinab 100 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

Mitinab 100 mg 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.

DRUGS PRECAUTIONS:

Always take Mitinab 100 mg Tablet with food and a full glass of water.

Do not change the dose or discontinue use without consulting your doctor.

Mitinab 100 mg Tablet 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 Mitinab 100 mg Tablet. 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.

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