Gleevec

Active Ingredient(s): Imatinib, STI-571
FDA Approved: * May 10, 2001
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Gleevec Overview

Imatinib, sold under the brand names Gleevec among others, is a medication used to treat cancer.[1] Specifically, it is used for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) that are Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+), certain types of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL), systemic mastocytosis, and myelodysplastic syndrome.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imatinib

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H86 cancer cure

After a bit of drilling down and reading I think I have found out what H-86 really is... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleevec ## There are actually a few other discussion threads on this same topic that talk about H86 and how it works as a cancer treatment. However, I'm not sure if everyone is on the same page as far as what it really is. You can view each thread by visiting the links below: Discuss/h86-cancer-treatment-252777.htm Discuss/h-86-cancer-cure-250866.htm Discuss/h-86-cancer-cures-252713.htm By the way, have you also looked into CBD's from cannabis as a viable cure for cancer? Studies show that it's actually more effective than chemo, and without the side effects. So this might be something to consider researching as well. I hope this helps! ## This Product is called AVE...

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gleevec

Does Gleevec work for accute eczema and accute dry skin as per rumor ? ## I don't have any information on this, but I can tell you that there have been several people posting that it has worked and several others who have heard of it and have been asking the same types of questions Gleevec is currently approved to treat certain types of cancer, so the side effects of these types of medications can be pretty prodigious and I am not certain it would be worth using to treat a skin condition. You can read more on it here: Does anyone else have experience using this? ## It gave me a rash and bad itching. Took a low dose of Prednisone to get rid of it. I would say NO !

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Gleevec side effects

Can anyone else tell me how long gone after starting gleevec gleevec will side effects show hp? ## It can vary from person to person, some people may experience side effects upon the first dose, but for others it may take a week or so, and there are always some people that don't experience any. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, vomiting, skin rash, diarrhea and joint/muscle pain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I vaguely remember being told Gleevec and antihistamines do not mix, can anyone confirm this ?

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Long term use of Gleevec

I've been on Gleevec for about 6 years being treated for HES with no side effects once regulated. Just over the past few months I have gotten joint and muscle pain and noticed this is a small side effect using this product. I have been tested for RA, Parvo B19 and countless other items. Just wondering could side effects surface years later? ## Yes, it is possible, our bodies do change with time, so it is always possible to suddenly experience new side effects, as time passes. Other side effects are listed by the FDA as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and hair loss. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications?

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Relief from faux nausea / reflux

Hi All. I am new to this experience. I learned on 12.12.16 I had a 4.7 CM Gist in my stomach with a mitoic rate of 7. The gist was removed 1.12.17 and I began a 3 year journey on a daily dose of 400 mg of Gleevec on 1.25.17. As time progressed, so did my side effects. By April 2017 the side effects were beginning to side line me. It was difficult to quantify these to my team, made up of an oncologist, ontological surgeon and gastroenterologist. Oh and the Blue Shield research pharmacist also (A free and wonderful resource). I had "nausea" but was not inclined to upchuck. I had "reflux" but no pain. I was told I could dose down on the Gleevec - but that sounded like a a bad idea to me, long term. I was given Nexium, Carafate, all sorts of acid reducers to no avail. Ginger ev

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Gleevec & marijuana

Does taking medical marijuana adversely affect the treatment? I am taking an 800mg dose of Gleevec a day and have had my tumor removed. ## As of this time, tests have not shown marijuana to adversely react with any medications, or treatments. However, it can have some adverse effects on your lungs, overall, according to FDA reports, just like smoking anything else would. It can also cause dizziness, and a very bad case of the munchies, from what I've heard. LOL Given that you are on Gleevec and have had a tumor removed, it is always best to double check with your doctor about adding, or changing anything else, just to be extra careful. How are you reacting to the Gleevec? Have you experienced any problematic side effects from it?

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Gleevec Dosage

I take Gleevec 400mg for CML. After a short period of time I experience some very rough side effects. Bones hurt, eyes are blurry, I feel like I am sick from my head to my toes, my chest is tight, my skin tingles, along with some others. I have been told to get off of them for 2 weeks and they pretty much go away. The BCR ABLE is 0 and other blood test results are in range. I keep thinking that the dosage is too high but my doctor won't reduce the dosage. Anyone know why? Or is it possibly something else? ## Unfortunately, all cancer medications are very harsh and can cause some annoying/unwanted side effects. Nothing you've listed is unusual for the medication you've mentioned, according to the FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, stomach pain, and easy bruising. ...

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new side effect

I have been in remission for three years during my last dr. apt. I was told I my blood test came back a little anemic but not to worry and continue treatment wiht 400 mg. Gleevec daily, any one else run into this ## Gleevec can cause anemia, in some people that use it, but there is generally no reason to worry, unless it becomes severe. Did your doctor tell you the specific level? You also may want to ask why type of test they did, as the visual ones that just look at the color of the blood aren't the most accurate, because colors are a matter of perception. ## Hi. I have been on Glivec (as gleevec is called in UK) for 11 years for CML. My blood results indicate the lowest measurable amount of nasty white blood cells (0.002%, which must mean that there are billions of them floating ...

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Dog swallowed gleevec

My seven pound dog swallowed a gleevec 100 tablet. I induced vomiting with peroxide but not sure if it came up as she had just eaten so lots of food came up. What could gleevec do to her and what should I watch for? I gave her the peroxide about 5 minutes after she swallowed the pill.

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Gleevec, Survival Rate, GIST Tumor

I have a GIST Tumor and have started taking Gleevec, 800MGS per day. I know there is no cure but I am curious about how long people live on average. My dr talks about the guy that has been on it for 8 years but I know he is the exception. What I can surmise is about 3-5 years. Any input would be appreciated ## Hello, GG! How are you? I am very sorry about your diagnosis and I sincerely hope you continue to do well. Yes, it seems the median average is about 5 years, though those who have surgery and take Gleevec for 3 years have been known to survive an additional 10 years, if they had a recurrence and full life spans for those who weren't at risk of recurrence. Overall, with the new treatment protocols that have been discovered after 2000, the overall 5 year survival rate for those ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Imatinib, STI-571
  • Capsule: 100mg, 50mg
  • Tablet: 100mg, 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Gleevec: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0401 Gleevec 100 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0438 Gleevec 400 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0649 Gleevec 400 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 54868-5289 Gleevec 100 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5427 Gleevec 400 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 66828-0030 Gleevec 100 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharma Produktions Gmbh
  • 69189-0403 Gleevec 100 mg Oral Tablet by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Imatinib, STI-571 or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Gleevec Dosage
I take Gleevec 400mg for CML. After a short period of time I experience some very rough side effects. Bones hurt, eyes a... 1 reply
Gleevec, Survival Rate, GIST Tumor
I have a GIST Tumor and have started taking Gleevec, 800MGS per day. I know there is no cure but I am curious about how ... 1 reply
Dog swallowed gleevec
My seven pound dog swallowed a gleevec 100 tablet. I induced vomiting with peroxide but not sure if it came up as she ha...
Long term use of Gleevec
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skin color changing with gleevec
i'm african american taking gleevec. This skin coloration started about 2 months ago. I's not listed as side eff... 3 replies
Gleevec excretion rate
I took gleevec for 4 months before surgery. I had a 'gist' cancer tumor. Then stopped taking it. How long does i...






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