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  • Imatinib mesylate

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      Imatinib mesylate

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      493.603 g/mol

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      493.603 g/mol

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    This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases). It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    General Description

    Imatinib, sold under the brand names Gleevec among others, is a medication used to treat cancer.[1] Specifically, it is used for chronic myelogenous leukemia(CML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) that are Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+), certain types of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL), systemic mastocytosis, and myelodysplastic syndrome.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, headache, and rash.[1] Severe side effects may include fluid retention, gastrointestinal bleeding, bone marrow suppression, liver problems, and heart failure.[1] Use during pregnancy may result in harm to the baby.[1] Imatinib works by stopping the Bcr-Abl tyrosine-kinase.[1] This can slow growth or result in programmed cell death of certain types of cancer cells.

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