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Glivec 400 mg price - brand Gleevec

Glivec 400 mg Novartis price at $38.50 each
Glivec 400 mg tablet (Brand Gleevec)
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Glivec 400 mg price

Glivec 400 mg is the Indian brand name of Gleevec made by Novartis

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Glivec 400 mg: Product information

Glivec 400 mg tablets are a medicine containing an active substance called imatinib. This medicine works by inhibiting the growth of abnormal cells in certain forms of cancer and disease.

Glivec is a treatment for adults and children for:

- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Leukaemia is a cancer of white blood cells. Our white blood cells usually help the body to fight infection. Chronic myeloid leukaemia is a form of leukaemia in which certain abnormal white cells (myeloid cells) start growing out of control.

- Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph-positive ALL). Leukaemia is a cancer of white blood cells. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is a form of leukaemia in which certain abnormal white cells (named lymphoblasts) start growing out of control. Glivec inhibits the growth of these cells.

Glivec 400 mg tablets can also be used as a treatment for adults for:

- Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases (MDS/MPD). These are a group of blood diseases in which some blood cells start growing out of control. Glivec inhibits the growth of these cells in a certain sub-types of these diseases.

- Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukaemia (CEL). These are blood diseases in which some blood cells (called eosinophils) start growing out of control. Glivec inhibits the growth of these cells in a certain sub-types of these diseases.

- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). DFSP is a cancer of the tissue beneath the skin in which some cells start growing out of control. Glivec inhibits the growth of these cells.

- Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). GIST is a cancer of the stomach and bowels. It arises from uncontrolled cell growth of the supporting tissues of these organs.

GLIVEC® (imatinib) is approved for use in more than 116 countries around the world.

How to take Glivec

Your doctor has prescribed Glivec because you suffer from a serious condition. Glivec can help you to fight this condition. However, always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.

It is important that you do this as long as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Do not stop taking Glivec unless your doctor tells you to. If you are not able to take the medicine as your doctor prescribed or you feel you do not need it anymore, contact your doctor straight away.

How much Glivec to take

Use in adults:

Your doctor will tell you exactly how many tablets of Glivec to take.

If you are being treated for CML:

Depending on your condition the usual starting dose is either 400 mg or 600 mg:

- 400 mg to be taken as one tablet once a day,

- 600 mg to be taken as one tablet of 400 mg plus 2 tablets of 100 mg once a day.

If you are being treated for GIST: The starting dose is 400 mg, to be taken as one tablet once a day.

For CML and GIST, your doctor may prescribe a higher or lower dose depending on how you respond to the treatment. If your daily dose is 800 mg (2 tablets), you should take one tablet in the morning and a second tablet in the evening.

- If you are being treated for Ph-positive ALL: The starting dose is 600 mg to be taken as one tablet of 400 mg plus 2 tablets of 100 mg once a day.

- If you are being treated for MDS/MPD: The starting dose is 400 mg to be taken as one tablet once a day.

- If you are being treated for HES/CEL: The starting dose is 100 mg, to be taken as one tablet of 100 mg once a day. Your doctor may decide to increase the dose to 400 mg, to be taken as one tablet of 400 mg once a day, depending on how you respond to treatment.

- If you are being treated for DFSP: The dose is 800 mg per day (2 tablets), to be taken as one tablet in the morning and a second tablet in the evening.

Use in children and adolescents

The doctor will tell you how many tablets of Glivec to give to your child. The amount of Glivec given will depend on your child’s condition, body weight and height. The total daily dose in children must not exceed 800 mg with CML and 600 mg with Ph+ALL. The treatment can either be given to your child as a oncedaily dose or alternatively the daily dose can be split into two administrations (half in the morning and half in the evening).

When and how to take Glivec

- Take Glivec with a meal. This will help protect you from stomach problems when taking Glivec. - Swallow the tablets whole with a large glass of water. If you are unable to swallow the tablets, you can dissolve them in a glass of still water or apple juice:

- Use about 200 ml for each 400 mg tablet.

- Stir with a spoon until the tablets have completely dissolved

- Once the tablet has dissolved, drink everything in the glass straight away. Traces of the dissolved tablets may be left behind in the glass.

How long to take Glivec

Keep taking Glivec every day for as long as your doctor tells you. If you take more Glivec than you should If you have accidentally taken too many tablets, talk to your doctor straight away. You may require medical attention. Take the medicine pack with you.

If you forget to take Glivec

- If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.

- Then continue with your normal schedule.

- Do not take a double dose to make up a forgotten dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.


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Glivec: Further Product information

US Brand nameGLEEVEC
Generic nameIMATINIB
Strength400 mg
ManufacturerNOVARTIS
Delivery time7 - 10 DAYS
AvailabilityIN STOCK
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