- Imatinib Mesylate is used in the treatment of blood cancers, bone marrow disorders, skin cancer and certain tumours of the stomach and the digestive tract.
How it works
- Imatinib Mesylate belongs to a class of medications called kinase inhibitors. It works by preventing abnormal protein activity which signals cancer cells to multiply and spread across the body, thus inhibiting the growth of these abnormal cells.
Common side effects
Chills fever, Swelling due to fluid retention, Chills or sore throat, , Nausea, Lack of sleep, Bone/ joint pain, Headache, Vomiting, Blurred vision, Hair loss, Muscle cramps, Weight loss, Rapid weight gain