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.

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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.

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...

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...