Introduction (Imat 400mg Tablet)
Imat contains a drug called Imatinib mesylate. It is an anti-cancer medication. It is used to treat and prevent the growth of certain types of cancers in your blood cells, stomach, intestine, bone marrow, and skin. This medicine works to stop the growth of cancer cells and prevent them to spread to other parts of the body. It is used to treat blood cancer like ( Chronic myeloid leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia) and Gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Its brand names are Gleevec and Glivec. It is used to treat certain types of cancer such as acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor ( a type of tumor that grows in the walls of the digestive movement and spread to other parts of the body. It works to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. It may be used to treat certain immune system disorders.
Chronic myeloid leukemia
It is the most common type of leukemia in adults. One of the four main types of cancer.
The term “chronic” means that this cancer usually grows slower compared to acute myeloid leukemia. “Myelogenous” refers to the type of cells affected by this type of cancer. This condition is called chronic myeloid leukemia. This type of cancer begins in your bone marrow in blood-forming cells. Treatment options include drug therapy, chemotherapy, or bone marrow transplant.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia
It is the most common type of cancer in children, and can also affect adults. This is cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It affects white blood cells, which fight infections in your body. It spread quickly to other areas of the body such as the spleen, liver, lymph nodes, testicles, brain, and spinal cord.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare tumors that occur when cells become grow out of control. It can start anywhere in the digestive tract. More than half start in the stomach and others start in the small intestine. These tumors are small and not harmful.
Imat 400mg Capsule should be taken without a meal at a fixed time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effect of this medicine includes edema, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, diarrhea, rash, fatigue, and abdominal pain. This medicine may reduce your blood cells (red and white blood cells). It increases the chances of infection. Regular blood tests are required to check the blood cells.
The benefit of Imat 400 mg Capsule
- Treatment of Chronic myeloid leukemia
Imat 400mg kills or stops the growth of cancer cells. It is powerful and effective medicine. It prevents the multiplication of cells. You should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Avoid alcohol during the treatment. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Treatment of Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Imat 400 mg Capsule increases the body’s ability to fight infection. It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a very effective medicine. You should discuss the risks and benefits of the medicine. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
This tumor develops into special cells called interstitial cells. Imat 400 mg Capsule increases the body’s ability to fight infection. It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a very effective medicine. You should discuss the risks and benefits of the medicine. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Side effects of Imat 400 mg Capsule
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you may experience any side effects that become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
- Loss of appetite
- Change the taste
- Heartburn and Indigestion
- Joint pain
- Burning sensation
- Trouble sleeping
- Skin rash
- Hair loss
- Swelling of hands
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain
- Low blood count
How to take Imat 400mg Capsule?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Take it with or without food by mouth. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Imat 400mg Capsule work?
It is a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Tyrosine kinases protein act as chemical messengers that are used by the cancer cells to signal to each other for their growth. It blocks the enzyme and stops the cancer cells from growing.