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Drug Interactions

Imatinib can potentially react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Imatinib).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this medication may cause a variety of symptoms, some of which can be serious. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on imatinib or any other medication.
 
(Click Gleevec Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should Imatinib Be Stored?

Imatinib should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you miss your imatinib dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, however, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 

Can I Buy Generic Imatinib?

This medication is not yet available in generic form (see Generic Gleevec for more information).
 

Who Makes This Medication?

Imatinib is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
 

Available Strengths

Imatinib tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
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