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What is Gleevec used for?
Gleevec is prescribed to adults and children to treat certain types of leukemia (blood cancer), bone marrow disorders, and skin cancer. It is also used to treat certain tumors of the stomach and digestive system. Gleevec is not a cure for cancer; it enables you to manage symptoms such as night sweats, fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
You can buy Gleevec online safetly at My Drug Center. We have the Gleevec generic, called Imatinib Mesylate, available as well. When doing a price comparison of the Gleevec brand or the Imatinib Mesylate generic alternative, huge savings are revealed.
How does Gleevec work?
Gleevec comes in tablet form for oral administration and it contains the active ingredient Imatinib Mesylat. This drug belongs to a class of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and is used alone or together with other medications to treat different types of cancer or bone marrow conditions. The Imatinib Mesylate dosage interferes with the growth of some cancer cells, called antineoplastic (cancer) agent, by preventing or stopping the growth it.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Gleevec orally once a day with a full glass of water and a meal.
Make sure you take Gleevec at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Gleevec. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to heart problems, kidney disease, and liver disease. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Gleevec.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with how this medication is absorbed in your body. Avoid drinking or having grapefruit to ensure an effective treatment with Gleevec.
While taking Gleevec you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exacerbate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Gleevec.
While taking Gleevec your body may be more prone to infections. Washing your hands and practising good hygiene can help prevent the spread of infections or other diseases. Avoid coming into contact with transmittable infections like the flu, measles or chickenpox. You should also avoid scheduling any immunization/vaccinations while taking Gleevec. Avoid people who have been recently had a vaccination if possible
Side effects for Gleevec are: nausea, stomach pain or upset, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, headache, muscle or joint pain, muscle cramps, feeling tired, dizziness, blurred vision, drowsiness, skin rash, flu-like symptoms, stuffy nose, or sinus pain
More serious side effects for Gleevec can be: severe blistering skin rashes, yellowing skin and eyes (jaundice), gastrointestinal bleeding, weakness with shortness of breath, severe headaches, swelling, severe flu-like symptoms, easy bruising or bleeding, fast or pounding heartbeat, extreme tiredness, sudden or unexplained weight gain, swelling (especially of lower legs/the area around eyes), black or bloody stools, dark urine, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is Gleevec?
Gleevec is an oral tablet made up of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor called imatinib mesylate. Dosages are available in 100 and 400 mg in both the brand name Gleevec and its generic alternative.
What is Gleevec prescribed for?
Gleevec is chemotherapy drug used for the treatment of certain cancers. Some types of cancers treatable with Gleevec include acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
What does Gleevec do?
After taking Gleevec, as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, it will begin to halt the progression of cancer cells inside the body. It will also prevent the release of white blood cells which will help with the severity of symptoms.
How much will generic Gleevec cost?
The generic for Gleevec, which is called imatinib mesylate, is available for purchase but is not covered by medicare, so the cost may still be fairly expensive in the United States. At our certified online Canadian Pharmacy, you can find generic Gleevec (generic imatinib mesylate) for a much more affordable price.
How much does Gleevec cost?
Gleevec is a very costly medication not covered by medicare. Finding affordable Gleevec in the United States is difficult as the average price for patients is always ranging in the thousands. Other countries offer Gleevec at a cheaper cost, which can be accessed when you buy Gleevec online through our certified online Canadian Pharmacy.
Why is Gleevec so expensive?
Gleevec is considered a specialty drug, which could be one reason as to why it is so expensive. Another reason is Gleevec is not generally covered by medicare, which means the cost comes entirely out of the patient’s pocket. However, those with a valid prescription have access to more affordable Gleevec when you order through our certified online Canadian Pharmacy.
How long does Gleevec stay in your system?
Gleevec has an active metabolism; which means after your liver metabolizes the drug, the effects will continue to be produced. The half life of Gleevec and its active metabolite are roughly 18 and 40 hours; after 4 days, the drug will no longer be in your system but after that, effects may continue for the following 6 days.
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