Veenat have imatinib and belongs to a class of
medications known as protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Available in 100mg
and 400mg .
Veenat is used for the treatment of a type of
leukemia (chronic myeloid leukemia or cml), gastrointestinal stromal tumors
(gists - a type of tumor that grows in the walls of the digestive passages
and may spread to other parts of the body). Veenat may also be used to
prevent cancer from growing in patients after surgical removal of gist.
Mechanism of Action
Veenat works by blocking the action of an abnormal
protein that promotes the multiplication of cancer cells. This helps slow or
stop the spread of cancer cells. Supplied as:veenat is available in 100mg &
400mg tablets or capsules.
Veenat is usually taken once a day.
Overdose:symptoms of overdose associated with veenat may include diarrhea,
yellowing eyes and skin, stomach pain, fever, swelling, dark urine, change
in amount of urine (severe increase or decrease), headache, loss of
appetite, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness or weakness,
Precautions & Warnings
Veenat should be taken with proper consulting your
doctor if you have ever had pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), or
liver or kidney disease, bone marrow problems, low white blood cell levels,
or low blood platelet levels or if you have had your thyroid gland removed
and if you have a history of swelling (edema) or fluid retention.
The following drugs may interact with veenat: The
side effects including the risk of bleeding may be increased by warfarin The
risk of veenat's side effects may be increased
Note: Veenat - Glevec - Imatinib is a
prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and
Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a
problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.