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Precautions and Warnings With Imatinib

During treatment with imatinib, you may be at higher risk of developing heart problems, liver problems, stroke, or certain other complications. Drug interactions are also a concern. Other safety warnings and precautions with imatinib apply to people who have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking imatinib mesylate (Gleevec®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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