Imatinib mesylate is approved to treat certain types of leukemia (blood cancer), bone marrow disorders, and skin cancer. It is also used to treat certain tumors of the stomach and digestive system. 

How does Imatinib work?

Imatinib is a type of biological therapy called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Tyrosine kinases are proteins that cells use to signal to each other to grow. They act as chemical messengers. There are a number of different tyrosine kinases and blocking them stops the cancer cells growing. 

Imatinib Mesylate Tablets Brands In India

Veenat 100mg Capsules Natco Pharma Ltd.
Veenat 400mg Tablets Natco Pharma Ltd.
Imat 400mg Tablet Zydus Oncosciences
Imat 100mg Tablet Zydus Oncosciences
Celonib 100mg Capsules Celon Laboratories Ltd.
Ibatkin 100mg Capsules Zuventus Healthcare Ltd.
Ibatkin 400mg Capsules Zuventus Healthcare Ltd.
Imanib 100mg Tablet Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Imanib 40mg Tablet Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Levin 400mg Tablet Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
Altanib 400mg Tablet Cytomed (A Division of Alkem)
Imatib 100mg Tablet Cipla Limited.
Imatib 400mg Tablet Cipla Limited.
Cadinib 400mg Tablet Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Chemotinib 400mg Tablet Neon Laboratories Ltd.
Imatero 400mg Tablet Hetero Drugs Ltd.
Lupinib 400mg Tablet Lupin Ltd.
Imalek 400mg  Tablet Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Imalek 100mg  Tablet Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Mitinab 400mg Tablet Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

 

What are the side effects of Erlotinib?

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching skin
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sneezing
  • lBleeding gums
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching or skin rash
  • Ear congestion

Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced on a regular basis.
Observed in a small fraction of population.

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

 

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