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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Imatinib Mesylate (Overview)

Imatinib mesylate is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Whats imatinib mesylate?

Whats imatinib mesylate?

Enzyme inhibitor: This drug, gleevec, (imatinib) is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and gastro-intestinal stromal tumors. It acts by inhibiting and enzyme produced by tumor cells. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
28 doctors shared insights

Imatinib Mesylate (Overview)

Imatinib mesylate is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Whats imatinib mesylate?

Enzyme inhibitor: This drug, gleevec, (imatinib) is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and gastro-intestinal stromal tumors. It acts by inhibiting and enzyme produced by tumor cells. ...Read more

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I m suffering with cml.And taking imatinib mesylate. Fx?

I m suffering with cml.And taking imatinib mesylate. Fx?

Clarify question?: What is your question? Imatinib mesylate of Gleevec is one of the first line treatment and has been the standard of care for CML for the last 10 years or so. It is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits the bcr-abl. In cml, Gleevec has demonstrated a very high response rate , complete hematological/molecular response rate. Newer medication like tasigna, (nilotinib) sprycel now are also available. ...Read more

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Is imatinib mesylate 400mg per day the right medicine for cml?

Yes: It is the right medicine for cml. In addition to imatinib mesylate- tasigna ( nilotinib ) is also available as a first line therapy for cml. ...Read more

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What should I do if imatinib mesylate does not dissolve in water?

What should I do if imatinib mesylate does not dissolve in water?

Suspension OK: If you are unable to swallow tablets they can be dispersed in water or other beverage and stirred with a spoon. It should completely disintegrate but not necessarily completely dissolve. It's OK to drink a suspension. If you left some behind in the glass rinse it down with a little more water and drink that too. ...Read more

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This is a type of cancer treatment? Imatinib mesylate?

This is a type of cancer treatment? Imatinib mesylate?

Yes, CML & GIST: This drug, gleevec, (imatinib) is used for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. ...Read more

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I am a cml patient and I am getting imatinib mesylate 400mg daily now I am having joint pains and I am getting very weak... Prescribe some medicine.

I am a cml patient and I am getting  imatinib mesylate 400mg daily now I am having joint pains and I am getting very weak... Prescribe some medicine.

You really need to: coordinate this with your oncology team. They have a better grasp of your relatively complicated medical history, your other meds, what is safe to prescribe, and the dosing. We would really be overstepping boundaries if we were to start pain management exclusively via telemedecine. They know how your liver and kidneys are doing, and how all the drugs need to be juggled. Hang in there - stay strong ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me side effects of taking gleevec (imatinib)?

Imatinib/gleevec: Please read here for detail answer: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a606018.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Gleevec (Definition)

Gleevec is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more