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    Veenat 400mg Tablet 10'S

    Manufacturer: Natco Pharma Ltd
    IMATINIB MESYLATE 400MG
    SKU: 17030
    $93.00
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    INTRODUCTION

    VEENAT contains Imatinib mesylate which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which reduces infl­ammation. It is indicated to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia and Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in adults and children.

    Leukaemia is a cancer of white blood cells, the cells usually help the body to fight infection. VEENAT also used to treat myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases, hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukaemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumours and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in adults. Tyrosine kinases are proteins which act as chemical messengers that are used by the cancer cells to signal to each other for their growth. This medicine works by blocking this enzyme and stops the cancer cells from growing.

    Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow whole with a large glass of water. It can be taken with food. The common side effects are fluid retention, weight gain. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart problems. It is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    USES OF VEENAT

    • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
    • Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
    • Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases
    • Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic leukaemia
    • Gastrointestinal stromal tumours
    • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

    HOW VEENAT WORKS

    VEENAT is a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Tyrosine kinases are proteins which act as chemical messengers that are used by the cancer cells to signal to each other for their growth. Imatinib mesylate by blocking this enzyme stops the cancer cells from growing.

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE

    Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow whole with a large glass of water. It can be taken with food.

    SIDE EFFECTS OF VEENAT

    COMMON

    • Rapid weight gain (severe fluid retention)
    • Fever, severe chills
    • Sore throat
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Unexpected bleeding or bruising

    WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

    PREGNANCY

    VEENAT is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

    BREASTFEEDING

    VEENAT is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

    DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

    Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision.

    KIDNEY

    VEENAT should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

    LIVER

    VEENAT should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

    ALLERGY

    Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Imatinib.

    HEART DISEASE

    VEENAT should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

    OTHERS

    Inform your doctor if you have,

    • Hepatitis B infection

    INTERACTIONS

    Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,

    • Levothyroxine
    • Paracetamol
    • Herbal medicines (St. John’s Wort)
    • Medicines used to prevent the formation of blood clots

    SYNOPSIS

    Drug:Imatinib
    Pharmacological Category:Antineoplastic Agent, BCR-ABL Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
    Therapeutic Indication:Leukemia, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Dosage Forms:Tablet

    MORE INFORMATION

    Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

    FAQs ABOUT VEENAT

    Can use VEENAT during pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy, or if you are planning to get pregnant.

    Does VEENAT safe while driving?

    Do not drive or operate any machines since it may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision

    What causes chronic myeloid leukaemia?

    It is caused by a genetic change in the stem cells produced by the bone marrow which causes the stem cells to produce too many underdeveloped white blood cells.

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