Oncologists suggest different kinds of medicines for patients with cancer. Medicines differ based on the type of cancer the body has. There are different drugs available for treating cancers. For treating leukemia, a generic drug known as Imatinib is available. It comes from the GLIVEC brand. Its available under the brand IMATIKAST 100.
IMATIKAST 100(IMATINIB 100 MG) is a 100 mg tablet that is coated with film. Its tablet contains 100 milligrams of mesilate. This medicine is used to treat types of cancer of acute lymphoblastic Leukemia and other types of cancers. Its function is as a drug based on chemotherapy, which produces effects that reduce the growth of cancer-causing cells in the body of the individual. The tablet is prescribed for adults who have cancer, including the Philadelphia chromosome, myeloid leukemia, or for patients diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL is a kind of blood cancer. It starts its growth in white blood cells, specifically in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft part of bones in the inner side. Cancer develops when your white blood cells are immature. It directly affects your immune system, as white blood cells are key to it. This type of cancer is very rare in adults, but commonly found in kids. As it is blood cancer, it quickly weakens the entire body. It spreads through the blood and affects other organs. It can damage other organs such as the liver and kidney, but it does not create tumor cells.
How to use the medicine?
An experienced physician should be consulted for the treatment of these diseases. Therapy procedures are directed appropriately. The medicine can be taken after having a meal and a glass of water. It has to be given with the prescription of a doctor. The dose depends on the patient and can be once or twice a day. You are not supposed to crush the medicine. Some patients might have issues taking medicine directly, so you can take medicine by dissolving it with water or apple juice. The amount of liquid taken with medicine should also be watched, as the medicine should be dissolved properly in the liquid. The dose should always be watched to avoid the side effects of the medicine.
The medicine can be stored anywhere and does not involve any special condition for storage. The tablet IMATIKAST 100(IMATINIB 100 MG) is made up of magnesium stearate, and the coating of the tablet is made up of hypromellose, Titanium dioxide, Talc, and Macrogol.
Before taking the medicine, always consult your doctor and check whether you are allergic to the drug or any of the ingredients. Be aware of the ingredients that you are allergic to, or the ingredients that can cause side effects after getting mixed with the ingredients of this drug. Make sure that the doctor prescribes medical tests before starting the medicine. You should share medical history related to diseases and vaccinations with your pharmacist when beginning the medication.