Imatinib is a targeted medication used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:
It is a tablet taken by mouth, after food and with a large glass of water. Take the exact number of tablets and follow the dosing schedule instructed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Imatinib, take it as soon as you can. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing times. Do not double dose.
If you overdose on this medication, inform your doctor immediately.