Gleevec Oral Tablet
Gleevec (imatinib) is a member of the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors drug class and is commonly used for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, and others.
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What is Gleevec?
Gleevec (imatinib) interferes with the growth of some cancer cells.
Gleevec is used to treat certain types of leukemia (blood cancer), bone marrow disorders, and skin cancer.
Gleevec is also used to treat certain tumors of the stomach and digestive system.
Gleevec can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. You may get an infection or bleed more easily. Call your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches).
Gleevec may increase the risk of liver problems. Tell your doctor if you have upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Gleevec may increase the risk of fluid retention or heart problems. Tell your doctor if you have swelling or rapid weight gain, shortness of breath, fast or slow heart rate, weak pulse, or fainting.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Gleevec if you are allergic to imatinib.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
liver disease (especially hepatitis B);
underactive thyroid, recent or upcoming thyroid surgery;
heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure;
a stomach ulcer or bleeding;
You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment.
Do not use Gleevec if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause birth defects. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 14 days after your last dose.
Do not breast-feed a baby while you are using Gleevec and for at least 1 month after your last dose.
Gleevec side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Gleevec (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
fluid retention--shortness of breath (even while lying down), swelling, rapid weight gain;
kidney problems--little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles;
fluid build-up in the lungs--pain when you breathe, wheezing, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus;
liver problems--upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
low blood cell counts--fever, cold or flu symptoms, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, mouth sores, pale skin, unusual tiredness, feeling light-headed, cold hands and feet;
signs of stomach bleeding--bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
signs of tumor cell breakdown--confusion, weakness, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, fast or slow heart rate, decreased urination, tingling in your hands and feet or around your mouth; or
thyroid symptoms--tiredness, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, depression, slow heart rate, weight gain, feeling more sensitive to cold temperatures.
Imatinib can affect growth in children and teenagers. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.
Common Gleevec side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea;
joint or muscle pain;
skin rash; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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