Imat

✅ Treats Leukemia
✅ Manages Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
✅ Controls Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
✅ Slows Tumor Growth
✅ Improves Overall Survival

Imat contains Imatinib.

Product Overview

Imat is a medication containing the active ingredient Imatinib. It belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which are used to treat certain types of cancer. Imat is available in tablet form and is prescribed for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), and other rare cancers. It works by blocking the action of specific abnormal proteins that promote the growth of cancer cells, thereby slowing or stopping the progression of the disease.

Uses

Imat is primarily used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It is also indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), a type of tumor that originates in the digestive tract. Additionally, it may be prescribed for other rare cancers, such as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) and systemic mastocytosis, under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

How to Use

Imat tablets should be taken orally with a glass of water, either with or without food, as directed by your healthcare provider. It is important to swallow the tablet whole, without crushing, chewing, or breaking it. The dosage and frequency of it will depend on the type of cancer being treated, the patient’s medical history, and other factors. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and do not adjust your dose without consulting them first.

How it Works

Imatinib, the active ingredient in Imat, works by inhibiting the activity of certain tyrosine kinases, which are enzymes that play a crucial role in the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. Specifically, it targets and blocks the activity of the BCR-ABL protein, which is characteristic of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), as well as the KIT protein, which is overactive in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). By inhibiting these abnormal proteins, it helps slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells, leading to tumor regression and improved outcomes for patients.

Dosage and Administration

The recommended dosage of Imat varies depending on the type and stage of cancer being treated, as well as the patient’s individual response to the medication. For chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the typical starting dose is 400 mg taken once daily. For gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), the usual dose is 400 mg to 600 mg per day, divided into two or three smaller doses. Dosage adjustments may be necessary based on factors such as liver function, kidney function, and the presence of adverse effects.

Benefits

  1. Effective treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).
  2. Blocks the activity of abnormal proteins that promote cancer cell growth.
  3. Slows down or stops the progression of cancer, leading to tumor regression.
  4. Improves overall survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients.
  5. Convenient oral administration with flexible dosing options for personalized treatment regimens.

Common Side Effects

Common side effects of it may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps, fatigue, and skin rash. These side effects are usually mild to moderate in severity and may improve over time as your body adjusts to the medication. However, if any side effects persist or worsen, contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation and management.

Warnings

Imat may interact with other medications, including certain antibiotics, antifungals, and antidepressants, so inform your doctor of all the medications you are taking. It is important to monitor blood counts, liver function, and heart function regularly during treatment with Imat. Pregnant women should avoid taking it, as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Breastfeeding should also be avoided while taking it.

Storage Information

Store Imat tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not use it if the packaging is damaged or if the tablets appear discolored or deteriorated. Dispose of any unused or expired medication properly according to local regulations.

Disclaimer:

Our sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

Additional Information

Strength

400 mg

Quantity

30 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s, 180 Tablet/s

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