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Imatinib

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
BCR-ABL Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Glivec® Cancer-related

Imatinib - Dosage and How to Use

How should Imatinib be used?

It is a tablet taken by mouth, after food and with a large glass of water. Take the exact number of tablets and follow the dosing schedule instructed by your doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Imatinib, take it as soon as you can. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing times. Do not double dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medication, inform your doctor immediately.

Imatinib - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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