Imatinib
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Imatinib?

(eye MAT eh nib)

• This medicine is used to treat leukemia.

• This medicine is used to treat stomach cancer.

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Talk with healthcare provider...

 
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