imatinib, Gleevec (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects include:

Serious side effects include:

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 100, and 400 mg

STORAGE: Imatinib should be stored at room temperature between 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: The recommended dose range is 300-800 mg orally daily depending on the condition being treated. All doses should be administered with a meal and a large glass of water. A dose of 800 mg should be administered as 400 mg twice daily. Doses less than 800 mg may be administered once daily. It can be dissolved in apple juice or water for those with difficulty swallowing.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/18/2015


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