Veenat 100 (Imatinib)
What is Veenat 100 (Imatinib) used for?
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) is an oral cancer medication prescribed to treat blood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukaemia or chronic myeloid leukaemia. The medication interferes with the reproduction of cancer cells allowing other procedures to be performed to remove or eliminate the remaining cancer cells. This action may also make it useful for treating gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Your doctor may recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Veenat 100 (Imatinib)?
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) is normally prescribed to be taken once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the medicine by splitting or crushing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Veenat 100 (Imatinib)?
Side effects that may occur while using Veenat 100 (Imatinib) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, unusual swelling, weight gain, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling sensations, irregular heartbeats, sensitive skin, easier bruising, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or severe skin rashes. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to imatinib, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of heart failure, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, or if you are taking levothyroxine following the removal of the thyroid gland. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Veenat 100 (Imatinib) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Veenat 100 (Imatinib) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.