Brand Name: Imarech
Generic Name: Imatinib mesylate
Dosage Form: Tablet
Composition: Imatinib mesylate
Indication: Blood cancer
Storage: Store at room temperature
Imarech contains Imatinib mesylate 400mg as an active ingredient and this tablet belongs to a class of medication known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Imatinib 400mg tablet is used for the treatment of a type of blood cancer known as CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) ALL (Acute lymphocytic leukemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Imarech tablet inhibits the proliferation and induces apoptosis (planned cell death) in BCR-ABL positive cells (cancer cells). Do not stop the dosage of Imarech tablets without taking permission from your physician.
Imatinib 400mg tablet is an antineoplastic agent and a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase, and it works as a specific inhibitor of several tyrosine kinase enzymes. Chronic myelogenous leukemia is associated with the Philadelphia chromosome promoting the generation of BCR-ABL (mutation, which results from the combination of two genes, known as BCR and ABL). BCR-ABL generates a fusion protein that acts as a constitutively active tyrosine kinase and imatinib tablet works to inhibit this constitutive enzymatic activity.
Usage of Imatinib 400 mg Tablet
Imarech (Imatinib 400mg tablet) is used to treat certain types of cancers of blood cells and it works by preventing the multiplication and division of cancer cells. Do not perform activities that require attention and concentration, and get plenty of rest during the course of this medication to avoid side effects like dizziness and drowsiness. Dosage may vary differently to the patients according to their age, weight, and other health concerns. Do not discontinue the dosage of Imarech tablets without consulting with your healthcare professional.
Side effects of Imatinib 400mg tablet
Imarech tablets may cause certain side effects. Discuss the benefits and risks with your medical practitioner; your physician will guide you according to your current state.
Difficulty in breathing
Swelling around the eyes
Common side effects
Note - consult your pharmacist or healthcare professional if any possible side effects occur.
Dosage of Imatinib 400mg tablet
Take the Imarech tablet exactly as prescribed by your physician. Do not crush, chew or break the tablet. Be sure to avoid skipping a dose.
If you miss a dose of Imarech tablet consult a medical practitioner. Do not increase or decrease the strength of your dosage.
In case of an overdose of the Imarech (Imatinib 400mg Tablet), be sure to consult a healthcare professional or a medical helpline for proper monitoring.
Warnings and precautions
Before starting the course of Imarech (Imatinib 400mg tablet), make sure to go through the warning and precautions mentioned below:-
Do not take Imarech (Imatinib 400mg tablet) if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Imarech tablets are not recommended for breastfeeding. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your healthcare professional or medical practitioner.
In children, close monitoring of growth parameters is required during treatment with Imarech (Imatinib 400mg Tablet).
Use of an Imarech tablet may weaken your immune system and make you prone to infections.
Inform your healthcare provider if you experience side effects like dizziness and blurred vision.
Q1. What is Imarech (Imatinib 400mg Tablet)?
Ans. This tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukemia and Acute lymphocytic leukemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
Q2. In what strength is it available?
Ans. Imarech (Imatinib mesylate) tablets are available in the strength of 400mg.
Q3. What are the side effects of Imatinib 400mg Tablet?
Ans. Some common side effects are - insomnia, difficulty in breathing, seizures, diarrhea, joint pain, constipation, anxiety, fatigue, edema, muscle cramp, etc.
Q4. How can I take Imarech (Imatinib 400mg Tablet)?
Ans. Take Imarech tablets as prescribed by your healthcare professional or medical practitioner.
Q5. Can I take Imarech tables during pregnancy?
Ans. This medication is not indicated for use during pregnancy
Q6. What happens if I miss a dose of Imarech (Imatinib 400mg Tablet)?
Ans. If you miss a dose of Imarech tablet, be sure to contact your healthcare professional to get the needed guidance. Do not increase the strength of the dose to cope with the skipped dose.
Q7. Is it safe to drive after taking an Imarech tablet?
Ans. Imarech tablets may affect your vision. Do not drive if such symptoms occur.
Q8. Can I take Imarech tablets in liver impairment?
Ans. If you are suffering from liver impairment, do not administer Imarech tablets without discussing their risks with your doctor.
Q9. Can I take Imarech (Imatinib 400mg Tablet) during breastfeeding?
Ans. This medication is not indicated for use during breastfeeding.
Q10. Can I drink alcohol while taking Imarech tablets?
Ans. It is not known whether Imarech interacts with alcohol or not. Consult a qualified medical practitioner before consuming alcohol with this medicine.
Imatinib 400mg tablets may interact with other drugs and diseases. It is important to know about the interactions to prevent some unusual effects of this medication.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Liver impairment
- Fluid retention
- Bone marrow suppression
- Kidney impairment
- Consuming alcohol during treatment with Imarech (Imatinib 400mg tablet ) tablets may lead to some unwanted risks and side effects. It is advisable to consult your physician or medical practitioner before consuming alcohol.
- Imarech tablet is not recommended in patients having a known allergy to Imatinib 400mg tablet or any other active ingredient present in this medication.
- Not recommended for use in patients known to be hypersensitive.
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