Introduction (Imatikast 100mg Tablet)
Imatikast 100mg Tablet belongs to the class of medicine that is known as Tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It is used in the treatment of blood cancers such as chronic myeloid leukemia and Acute lymphocytic leukemia as well as in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. GIST is a type of tumor that grows in the walls of the digestive passages and can spread to other parts of the body.
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor
A substance that blocks the action of enzymes is called tyrosine kinases. Tyrosine kinases are a part of many cell functions including cell signal, cell growth, and cell division. These enzymes are too active or found at high levels in some types of cancer cells. It blocks them and helps cancer cells from growing. Some tyrosine kinases are also used to treat cancer. They are some type of therapy.
Chronic myeloid cancer
It is also known as chronic myelogenous 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 cancer
Acute lymphocytic cancer is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “Acute” means that leukemia can progress quickly. “Lymphocytic” means it develops from an early stage. It is a type of white blood cell, 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 is the most common type of cancer in children, and can also affect adults. This is cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are uncommon cancers that start in special cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, also known as the digestive tract. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare tumors that occur when cells 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.
Imatikast 100mg Tablet 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.
Benefits of Imatikast 100 mg Tablets
- Treatment of Chronic myeloid leukemia
It is a blood cancer of the blood-forming tissues. It decreases the body’s ability to fight infection. Imatikast 100 mg Tablet 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
Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of blood cancer that starts in white blood cells in your bone marrow, the soft inner part of your bones. It develops from immature lymphocytes, a kind of white blood cell. Imatikast 100 mg Tablet 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.
- Treatment of Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
The gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract. Imatikast 100 mg Tablet 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 Imatikast 100 mg Tablets
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 Headache
- Low blood count
How to take Imatikast 100mg Tablet?
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 Imatikast 100mg Tablet work?
It is an anti-cancer medication. A protein enzyme called tyrosine kinase is responsible for the growth of abnormal spread of cancer cells. This medicine prevents it is spreading and reduces the growth of cancer cells. It works to stop or kill cancer cells.