Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate)
Prescription required. May be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
Prescription required. May be split. Product of UK/EU. Shipped from United Kingdom. Gleevec is also marketed internationally under the name Glivec.
Generic equivalents for Gleevec... What are generics?
Prescription required. May be split. Product of New Zealand. Shipped from New Zealand.
Prescription required. May be split. Product of India. Shipped from Mauritius.
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Imatinib Mesylate Information
(I mat' in ib)
Before taking imatinib,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to imatinib, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in imatinib tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: acetaminophen (Tylenol), alprazolam (Xanax), amlodipine (Norvasc, in Caduet, Lotrel, Tribenzor, others), atazanavir (Reyataz), atorvastatin (Lipitor, in Caduet), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol, others), clarithromycin (Biaxin, in Prevpac), cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), dexamethasone, ergotamine (Ergomar, in Migergot, Cafergot), erythromycin (E.E.S., Eryc, Eryped, others), estazolam, felodipine, fentanyl (Duragesic, Subsys, Fentora, others), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), indinavir (Crixivan), iron, or iron containing supplements, isradipine, itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox), ketoconazole, lovastatin (Altoprev), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL, in Dutoprol), nefazodone, nelfinavir (Viracept), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Adalat CC, Procardia, others), nimodipine (Nymalize), nisoldipine (Sular), oxcarbazepine (Oxtellar XR, Trileptal), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), pimozide (Orap), primidone (Mysoline), quinidine (in Nuedexta), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (rifadin, rimactane, in Rifamate, Rifater), ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra, Technivie, Viekira), saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase), simvastatin (Zocor, in Vytorin), sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR, Prograf), telithromycin, triazolam (Halcion), voriconazole (Vfend), and warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven). Many other medications may also interact with imatinib, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart, lung, thyroid, kidney, or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You will have to take a pregnancy test before starting treatment, You should not become pregnant while you are taking imatinib and for 14 days after your final dose. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that you can use during your treatment. If you become pregnant while taking imatinib, call your doctor. Imatinib may harm the fetus.
- tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed while you are taking imatinib and for one month after your final dose.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking imatinib.
- you should know that imatinib may make you dizzy, drowsy, or cause blurred vision. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
- change in the way things taste
- mouth sores or swelling inside the mouth
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- heartburn or indigestion
- dry mouth
- joint swelling or pain
- bone pain
- muscle cramps, spasms, or pain
- tingling, burning. or prickling feeling on the skin
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- teary eyes
- pink eye
- dry skin
- nail changes
- hair loss
- swelling around the eyes
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- sudden weight gain
- shortness of breath
- fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
- coughing up pink or bloody mucus
- increased urination, especially at night
- chest pain
- peeling, blistering, or shedding skin
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- blood in the stool
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- flu-like symptoms, sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection
- excessive tiredness or weakness
- abdominal pain or bloating