Imatinib

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What Are The Uses Of Imatinib?

Imatinib, a chemotherapy drug, is used for treating cancers of various types, like:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Myeloproliferative/ Myelodysplastic diseases (cancer in bone marrow)

What Are The Side Effects Of Imatinib?

Some of the common side effects include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea/vomiting, drowsiness
  • Muscle cramps, muscle/joint pain
  • Dizziness, Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Lowered immunity

Serious side effects could be:

  • Unusual tiredness
  • Easy bleeding/ bruising
  • Unexplained/sudden weight gain
  • Swelling in around the eyes, ankles/feet/ hands, abdomen
  • Fast heartbeat, shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of liver disease
  • Bloody or black stools
  • Vomitting 

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.


What Are The Contraindications Of Imatinib?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bleeding problems
  • Heart problems like heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Thyroid gland removal
  • Kidney disease


What Are The Uses Of Imatinib?

Imatinib, a chemotherapy drug, is used for treating cancers of various types, like:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Myeloproliferative/ Myelodysplastic diseases (cancer in bone marrow)

What Are The Side Effects Of Imatinib?

Some of the common side effects include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea/vomiting, drowsiness
  • Muscle cramps, muscle/joint pain
  • Dizziness, Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Lowered immunity

Serious side effects could be:

  • Unusual tiredness
  • Easy bleeding/ bruising
  • Unexplained/sudden weight gain
  • Swelling in around the eyes, ankles/feet/ hands, abdomen
  • Fast heartbeat, shortness of breath
  • Symptoms of liver disease
  • Bloody or black stools
  • Vomitting 

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.


What Are The Contraindications Of Imatinib?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bleeding problems
  • Heart problems like heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Thyroid gland removal
  • Kidney disease