What is the Imat 100 mg Tablet?
Imat 100 mg Tablet is used to treat and prevent the growth of certain types of cancers of the blood cells, stomach, intestine, bone marrow, and skin.
Imat 100 mg Tablet Uses?
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
This medicine is used for the treatment of a specific type of blood cancer where the bone marrow produces white blood cells in excessive quantities for a prolonged period of time.
- Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
This medicine is used for the treatment of a specific type of blood cancer where the bone marrow produces cancerous and immature lymphoblasts in large quantities. This also inhibits the growth and maturity of normal blood cells.
- Myeloproliferative disorder
This medicine is used for the treatment of a group of conditions that cause the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to grow abnormally in the bone marrow.
- Myelodysplastic disease
This medicine is used for the treatment of a group of conditions where the newly formed blood cells in the bone marrow fail to mature, resulting in ineffective blood cell production.
- Systemic mastocytosis
This medicine is used for the treatment of a condition where the mast cells are abnormally increased in multiple organs including the bone marrow. This results in excessive production of mediators such as histamine in the body. This may result in symptoms similar to an allergic reaction.
- Hypereosinophilic syndrome
This medicine is used for the treatment of a condition characterized by persistently elevated levels of eosinophil cells in the blood without any recognizable cause.
- Chronic eosinophilic leukemia
This medicine is used for the management of a condition where the levels of eosinophils are significantly high in the bone marrow and the blood for a prolonged duration of time.
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
This medicine is used for the treatment of a very rare cancer of the skin.
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
This medicine is used for the treatment of tumors that start in the walls lining the stomach and the intestine.
How Does Imat 100 mg Tablet work?
Imat 100 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
How to take Imat 100 mg Tablet?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Imat 100 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Imat 100 mg Tablet Contraindications:
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to imatinib or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Imat 100 mg Tablet Dosage:
- Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Contact your doctor for further instructions if you miss more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin allergies, tiredness, fever, etc.
What are the Side effects Of Imat 100 mg Tablet (Imatinib)?
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Mouth sores
- Loss of appetite
- Altered sense of taste
- Heartburn and indigestion
- Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
- Burning or tingling sensation of skin
- Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
- Skin rash, hives, or itching
- Hair loss or thinning of the hair
- Swelling around the eyes
- Swelling of the hands, feet, ankle, and lower legs
- Severe breathing difficulty
- Fast/irregular heartbeat
- Presence of blood in cough
- Yellowing of skin and eyes
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Bloody stool