IMATINIB - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Gleevec
Phonetic Pronunciation: (ih-MAT-in-ibb)
Information last revised May 2010
What does IMATINIB ORAL look like?
Gleevec 100 mg Tab
Gleevec 400 mg Tab
This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., chronic myeloid leukemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases). Imatinib works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells (tumors). It also works by causing cancer cells to die.
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