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Buy Gleevec or Generic Imatinib Mesylate Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Imatinib Mesylate
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
100mg
400mg
BRAND LISTING - Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
100mg
400mg

GLEEVEC (IMATINIB MESYLATE)

Gleevec Description

Gleevec is a biological therapy drug prescribed to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), an uncommon type of cancer that targets your blood and bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Most people respond well to this treatment, keeping CML under control for some time. However, Gleevec is not a cure for cancer; it enables you to manage symptoms such as night sweats, fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

How Gleevec Acts in Your Body

Gleevec or generic Imatinib Mesylate work as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) to block chemical messengers called tyrosine kinases. This results in the inability of these chemical messengers to help with sending growth signals in cells. The cancer cells are then unable to grow and multiply. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Conditions Treated by Gleevec

Gleevec may also be prescribed to treat a rare form of stomach cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST. The apparent cause of GISTs is random genetic mutations with no known environmental or behavioral risk factors. Smaller tumors generally do not exhibit any symptoms and may go undiagnosed while larger tumors can cause abdominal pain, visible enlargement of your abdomen, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea.

Although tumor removal is usually the primary treatment for GIST, it is not always possible if your tumor is too large or has invaded other organs. Targeted therapy with Gleevec may be taken to shrink the tumor to a more operable size.

How Much Does Gleevec Cost?

How much you pay for Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate) differs according to several variables. The first is whether you decide to purchase brand name Gleevec or generic Imatinib Mesylate. Brand name drugs tend to cost more, while generic drugs are less expensive. There are some differences between generic Imatinib Mesylate and brand name Gleevec, though the active medicinal ingredient is the same; non-active ingredients or formulations may vary between generic and brand name drugs.

The second variable is where you decide to buy Gleevec. You have the option to purchase brand name Gleevec or generic Imatinib Mesylate online at NorthWestPharmacy.com. A quick price comparison reveals huge savings when you choose to buy generic Gleevec rather than the brand name product.

Before Gleevec is Prescribed

Ask your doctor if Gleevec is safe to take if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions and allergies you have to your doctor and list all OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including homeopathic remedies and vitamin supplements, as combining any of these could affect how Gleevec will work in your body.

Gleevec Precautions

Gleevec may increase the risk of fluid retention or heart problems. Swelling or rapid weight gain, shortness of breath, fast or slow heart rate, weak pulse, or fainting should be reported to your doctor. Keep Gleevec and other meds out of children’s reach and never share these with anyone else.

Possible Side Effects of Gleevec

  • Constipation
  • Excess gas or air in your stomach
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Joint or muscle pain

Side effects such as upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) should be reported to your doctor immediately as this may indicate signs of liver problems.

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