imatinib, Gleevec (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Imatinib is used for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive, chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML); treatment of Ph+ CML after failure of interferon-alpha therapy; adults with relapsed or refractory Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL); adults with myeloproliferative or myelodysplastic diseases; mastocytosis; hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL); dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects include:

Serious side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/18/2015

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