What does generic stand for? Generic means using a different name for the same ingredients. The contents of the pills are absolutely the same in our generic version and the branded original.
Why are our products so inexpensive? There are a number of reasons for that. We do not spend large sums of money on marketing, there are no taxes to be paid as the product come into the country unregistered, the manufacturer is located in an offshore zone and the production costs are much lower. Child labor is never used.
Where are your physicians (doctors) licensed? Our physicians are U.S licensed. We use only board certified physicians and U.S licensed pharmacies.
How do you ship orders? We can offer 2 shipping methods at the moment: Trackable Courier Service: the packages sent by this postal service can by tracked by the tracking number supplied after the order is shipped.
Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) belongs to the family of protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking the abnormal protein that triggers the cancer cells to multiply. Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) is mainly effective for the treatment of certain types of leukemia and a rare variant of bowel cancer (Astrointestinal Stromal Cancer). It can also be used to treat tumors that form immediately underneath the skin and cannot be surgically removed.
Due to the nature of this medication, we strongly recommend delivery by courier service, which can be tracked online and only takes 4-7 business days.
Cipla Sold Under Brand Name:
Glivec, Gleevec, Imatib
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How to use Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) should be taken orally with a full glass of water, with or without food. You should take Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) at approximately the same time, once or twice a day, to benefit from its maximum effect.
Follow the directions of your doctor exactly as he will determine your dosage based on a variety of factors, including your height, weight, age, general health and the condition that is being treated.
If you are unable to swallow tablets, you may put one dosage in a glass of water or apple juice to facilitate consumption. Wait until the tablets crumble completely and then drink the mixture immediately.
Overdose Symptoms of an Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) overdose may include:
Swollen or bloated stomach
If you suspect you have taken too much of this medication, please contact your local poison control center or emergency medical services immediately.
Missed dose If you miss a dose of Generic Gleevec (Imatinib), take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not try to make up for a missed dose by doubling up.
Notes Your doctor may want to perform regular medical tests to see how you are responding to the medication and if you are suffering from any side effects.
Do not share this medication with others, as they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Storage Store Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICATION OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
* Illustrations are for graphic purposes only and the ordered medication may differ in appearance.
Precautions Before using Generic Gleevec (Imatinib), make sure to inform your doctor of your medical history, especially of:
Liver, kidney or thyroid problems
Heart diseases, an irregular heartbeat
Lung diseases (e.g. asthma, COPD)
Other cancers or blood disorders
Any vaccinations you have had
Also tell your doctor if you smoke or have ever drunk large amounts of alcohol.
Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) is classed as FDA Pregnancy Category D, which means it can potentially harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or become pregnant during treatment with Generic Gleevec (Imatinib). Do not use Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) while breastfeeding. Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) passes into breast milk and could potentially harm a nursing infant. If you are breastfeeding and want to start treatment with Generic Gleevec (Imatinib), contact your doctor immediately.
Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) and your condition can both lower your body’s immune system, therefore adequate personal hygiene is advised while taking this medication.
Drug Interactions Before taking Generic Gleevec (Imatinib), you should inform your doctor if you take any of the following:
Other cancer drugs (e.g. Tamoxifen)
Drugs used for HIV (e.g. Efavirenz, Indinavir, Nevirapine, Ritonavir)
The above is only a partial list and other medications may interact with Imanitib. Inform your doctor of all other prescription and over-the-counter medicines you use, including vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal pills and medication prescribed by another doctor. Do not change medications without talking to your doctor first.
Using Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) may produce the following common side effects:
Nausea, diarrhea, constipation
Vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion
Joint pain, muscle cramps
Depression or anxiety
If you experience any of the following uncommon side effects, contact your doctor immediately:
Puffiness under the eyes
Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
Shortness of breath
Fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Coughing up pink or bloody mucus
Increased urination, especially at night
Rash or blisters
Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Blood in the stool
Unusual bruising or bleeding
Sore throat, fever, chills and other signs of infection
Excessive tiredness or weakness
This is only a partial list of possible side effects and others may occur. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if any other side effects occur than the ones listed above or if they are especially bothersome.
How does Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) work?
Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) belongs to the family of protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that triggers the multiplication of certain cancer cells. Unlike other anti-cancer treatments, it singles out specific enzymes that are characteristic of cancer cells, rather than non-specifically inhibiting all rapidly dividing cells.
Can I drink alcohol while taking Generic Gleevec (Imatinib)?
There are no known interactions between Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) and alcohol. You are allowed to consume small amounts of alcohol while using this medication. However, if you regularly consume large amounts of alcohol or have a history of alcohol abuse, you should not use Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) to avoid putting too much stress on the liver.
Can I take Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) when pregnant or breastfeeding?
Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) is classed as FDA Pregnancy Category D, which means it can potentially harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or become pregnant during treatment with Generic Gleevec (Imatinib).
You should not use Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) while breastfeeding. Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) passes into breast milk and could potentially harm a nursing infant. If you are breastfeeding and want to start treatment with Generic Gleevec (Imatinib), contact your doctor immediately.
Is there any type of food I should avoid while taking Generic Gleevec (Imatinib)?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Generic Gleevec (Imatinib) and this interaction could lead to an increase in side effects. You should discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without discussing this with your doctor first.
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