Glivec 400mg Tablet

Glivec 400mg Tablet

By NOVARTIS INDIA LTD
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Glivec 400 MG Description

Glivec Tablet is an anticancer medicine. It is used in the treatment of cancer growth in the blood, stomach or intestine. It contains imatinib as its main component.

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ContainsImatinib(400.0 Mg)
UsesBlood cancer, cancer of the stomach or intestine
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, cough, nausea
ClassificationANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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Uses of Glivec 400 MG

For the treatment of cancer growth in blood, stomach or intestine.

Contraindications of Glivec 400 MG

If you are allergic to Imatinib or any of the ingredients of Glivec Tablet

Side effects of Glivec 400 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Taste disturbance

Precautions and Warnings of Glivec 400 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Glivec Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • It is not advised to take this medicine during pregnancy until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.
  • Use effective contraception if you are a woman of childbearing age and are taking this medicine & for about 15 days after stopping this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Glivec Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine should not be taken while breastfeeding & for about 15 days after stopping this medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Glivec Tablet?
A:
If you experience blurred vision, dizziness and sleepiness after taking Glivec Tablet, then avoid driving or operating any machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Glivec Tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and this medicine, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of consuming alcohol regularly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had or have a Hepatitis B infection
  • You gain weight very quickly
  • You have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys
  • You are taking levothyroxine medicine
  • You experience fever, tiredness, bruising, confusion and bleeding after taking Glivec Tablet
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to the sunlight, wear full-sleeved clothes

Mode of Action of Glivec 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Imatinib works by slowing down or stopping the growth of cancerous cells. Hence, it helps in stopping the spread of cancer.

Directions for Use of Glivec 400 MG

  • Glivec Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It should be taken with food to avoid stomach discomfort.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Glivec 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Glivec Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat heart problems, infections, psychiatric illnesses, fits, etc or are taking antibiotics, blood thinners, paracetamol, St John’s Wort

Storage and disposal of Glivec 400 MG

  • Store Glivec Tablet in a clean & dry place away from direct heat, moisture & sunlight
  • Keep away from children & pets

Dosage of Glivec 400 MG

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, redness, swelling, tiredness, muscle pain, low blood count, abdominal pain, headache and decreased appetite.
  • If you think you have taken too much of Glivec Tablet, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of this Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the composition of Glivec Tablet?

A: Glivec Tablet contains imatinib as its main component.

Q: Can I take Glivec Tablet along with the food?

A: You can take this medicine with your meal, which may help to reduce the stomach problems from this medicine.
Product Details
Brand
GLIVEC
Expires on or After
30/05/2023

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