Imat 400mg tablet (Imatinib mesylate) is a prescription drug used in the treatment of blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia) and gastrointestinal stromal tumour (tumors of the gastrointestinal tract). It blocks abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply which helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
Manufacturer : Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
Strengths available : 400mg tablet
Storage : Store at temperature below 25°C
- The prescribed dose should be administered orally, with a meal and a large glass of water.
- Doses of 400 mg should be administered once daily
- Treatment may be continued as long as there is no evidence of progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity.
Most common side effects are Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Edema, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Muscle cramp.