VEENAT

Mfd. by :- Natco (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

Veenat

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Magicine Pharma is registered with the Government Of NCT, India, Ministry Of Health in Government of Delhi, India, registration number DL-RAJ-122372 and as a wholesale distributor, department file No. 44208.

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Brand Name:- Veenat  

Generic Name:- Imatinib

Manufacturer:- Natco 

Dosage Form:- Capsule

Strength:- 100mg

Composition:- Imatinib

Packaging:- 120 Capsules (120 / Bottle) 

Indication:- Blood cancer, Bone marrow, Gastrointestinal Stromal tumor, Intestine, and skin cancer.

Storage:- Store at room temperature 

Overview

Veenat (Imatinib) capsule is used in the treatment of blood cancer (CML-chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. This medicine should be taken with food. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. Take this medicine as prescribed by your medical advisor. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from the doctor. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. Close monitoring of blood cells and liver function is required while receiving this medicine. 

Pharmacodynamics of Veenat (Imatinib)

Veenat is a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase, the consecutive abnormal tyrosine inhibitor created by Philadelphia chromosome abnormality in CML. After the oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed in 2-4 hours. 

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Side effects of Veenat (Imatinib)

This medicine may cause some serious and unwanted side effects. It requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with a medical advisor before starting the treatment. 

Common side effects 

  • Vomiting 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Rash 

  • Abdominal pain 

  • Loss of appetite 

  • Indigestion 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue 

  • Muscle cramp 

  • Joint pain 

  • Nausea 

  • Headache 

  • Blurred vision 

  • Sore throat 

  • Chest pain 

  • Weight loss 

  • Pale skin 

  • Bleeding 

  • Sudden swelling 

  • Change in vision 

  • Insomnia 

  • Dry mouth 

  • Mouth ulcers 

  • Constipation 

  • Swelling around the eyes

  • Bone pain 

  • Lack of sleep 

  • Weakness 

  • Numbness of the hand or feet 

  • Fever 

  • Bloating 

  • Seizures 

  • Dizziness 

Note- contact your doctor if any side effects occur.

Dosage

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew. Do not take this medicine on an empty stomach.  

Missed dose 

  •  It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of Veenat capsule, contact your doctor immediately. 

Overdose 

  • In case of an overdose, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment. 

Usage of Veenat (Imatinib)

This medicine is used to treat types of cancers (blood cancer, stomach, intestine, bone marrow, and skin). This medicine helps to prevent the growth of cancerous cells in the body. Veenat is used for the treatment of tumors that start in the wall lining the stomach and intestine. This medicine belongs to the class of medicines known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Do not take this medicine on an empty stomach. Take the medicine at the same time every day to get the most benefit from it. Try not to miss your regular dosing schedule. Take this medicine as prescribed by your medical advisor. Do not crush or chew the capsule. The dose is decided by a medical advisor according to response to the treatment and your previous medical condition.

Before starting treatment with Veenat, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk. 

  •  Contraception 

    • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. 

  • Children and adolescents 

    • Veenat capsule is advisable for use in children and adolescents who have CML(Chronic myeloid leukemia). 

Warnings for female 

  • Pregnancy 

    • Veenat shouldn’t be used by pregnant women. Imatinib may cause harm to the baby. It is recommended that this medicine should be avoided during pregnancy. 

  • Breastfeeding 

    • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medication.

General Warning and Precautions 

  • People who are suffering from gastrointestinal disorders shouldn’t use this medicine without consulting with their doctor.  

  • This medicine may increase the risk of congestive heart failure.

  • Veenat capsules should be used with caution in patients having a low level of thyroid hormones.  

  • Avoid activities that may increase the risk of bleeding. 

  • This medicine may cause blurry vision.

  • In children, there is a risk of growth retardation. 

  • Avoid contact with people who have infections. 

Cautions

  • Do not crush or chew the capsule. 

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery. 

  • Not safe for pregnant women. 

  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication. 

Substitutes of Veenat (Imatinib)

  • Imanib 

  • Imatib 

  • Ibatkin 

  • Celonib 

 Q1. What is Veenat (Imatinib)? 

Ans. Veenat (Imatinib) capsule is used in the treatment of blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

Q2. How does Veenat (Imatinib) work? 

Ans. Veenat capsules stop the growth of cancer cells. This medicine inhibits the proliferation and induces apoptosis (planned cell death) in BCR-ABL positive cells (cancer cells). 

Q3. In what strength is it available? 

Ans. It is available in the strength of 100mg and 400mg. 

Q4. What are the common side effects? 

Ans. Some common side effects are:- vomiting, diarrhea, rash, constipation, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, blurred vision, insomnia, bleeding, sore throat, etc. 

Q5. What should I avoid while receiving this medication? 

Ans. Follow the doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food and other activities. 

Q6. What happens if I miss a dose? 

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q7. Can I drive after taking this medicine? 

Ans. This medicine may decrease your ability to drive or affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur.

Q8. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?

Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. 

Q9. What are the self-care tips? 

Ans. Maintain good nutrition and keep yourself hydrated. 

Q10. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding? 

Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.

Q11. Does this affect liver function? 

Ans. The use of a Veenat capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. 

Q12. Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine? 

Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or not. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol. 

Q13. What are the storage conditions? 

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.

Q14. Does this affect kidney function? 

Ans. This medicine can affect your kidney function. Please consult your medical advisor before consuming this drug.

Interactions

Interactions may change how your medication works and increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose your previous medical history with the doctor. 

Medicine interaction 

  • Warfarin 

  • Pimozide 

  • Carbamazepine 

  • Etanercept 

  • Clarithromycin 

  • Colchicine

Disease interaction  

  • Liver impairment 

  • Fluid retention 

  • Heart and blood vessel disorder 

  • Kidney impairment 

  • Bone marrow suppression 

Alcohol interaction 

  • Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol. 

Contraindications 

  • Veenat capsule is not recommended for use in patients with known allergy to Imatinib.  

  • This medicine is contracted in patients known to be hypersensitive.

 

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