Brand Name:- Veenat
Generic Name:- Imatinib
Dosage Form:- Capsule
Packaging:- 120 Capsules (120 / Bottle)
Indication:- Blood cancer, Bone marrow, Gastrointestinal Stromal tumor, Intestine, and skin cancer.
Storage:- Store at room temperature
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.
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
Note- contact your doctor if any side effects occur.
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew. Do not take this medicine on an empty stomach.
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.
Children and adolescents
Warnings for female
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.
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)
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 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.