Veenat, Geftinat & Erlonat


Veenat – Glevec – Imatinib 
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, vomiting.

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.

Drug Interactions 
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


Geftinat Gefitinib   Iressa

Geftinat   is formulated by using gefitinib and basically belongs to a class of anti-cancer medications called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Geftinat is used for curing non-small cell lung cancer and effectively blocks the action of chemicals which multiply the growth of cancer cells. 

Available  as:
250mg tablets

It Usually should be taken once a day with or without food

Symptoms like diarrhea and rash in human body

Precautions & Warnings:
Should be taken with proper consultation of the doctor if the patient ever had pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), or liver or kidney disease

should not be used if the patient is allergic to the medicine or any of its constituents
Kindly inform and consult with the doctor immediately, if…

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