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Side effect(s) of Imatinib

Read the side effects of Imatinib as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Compression of the heart, inflammation of the pericardium and blood clot.

Central nervous System- Loss of strength, fatigue/lethargy, flu like symptoms, headache, dizziness, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, decreased tactile sensibility, tingling, weakness, CNS hemorrhage and swelling of the brain.

Skin- Rash/desquamation, itching, baldness, sweating, dry skin, redness of the skin and flushing.

Eye and ENT- Eye edema, inflammation of the nose and pharynx, increased tears, pharynx and the esophagus pain, runny nose, blurred vision, bleeding in conjunctiva, dry eye and eyelid swelling.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, dry mouth, gastritis, loss of appetite, difficulty in swallowing, gastro esophageal reflux, GI bleeding, gas, intestinal obstruction, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, abdominal distention and tumor hemorrhage/tumor necrosis.

Blood-Bleeding, decrease in white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin, subdural hematoma (SDH).

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.
* It may affect blood-clot, avoid unusual bruising or injury.

Drug Name : Imatinib

Imatinib(leevec) generic is a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, prescribed for treating certain type of cancers such as chronic myelogenous leukemia (cancer of the white blood cells, acute lymphoblastic leukemia(cancer of the white blood cells), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and other cancers. It prevents the growth of cancer cells.
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