Imatinib 400 mg Tablets are used for treating certain types of leukemia other cancers of the blood cells. These tablets are also used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (a tumor that forms under the top layer of skin). Imatinib 400 Mg Tablets falls under the class of medications called protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Manufactured by Natco, these Imatinib 400 Mg Tablets are available in 100 mg & 400 mg tablet pack. Imatinib 400 Mg Tablets help in stopping the spread of cancer cells.
Dosage : If doctor has prescribed to take 800 mg of imatinib, then the patient should take 2 of the 400-mg tablets. Do not take 8 of the 100-mg tablets as the coating contains iron. If the patient is unable to swallow these tablets, then these tablets can be diluted into a glass of water or apple juice. Use 50 milliliters (a little less than 2 ounces) of liquid for each 100-mg tablet and 100 milliliters (a little less than 4 ounces) of liquid for each 400-mg tablet. Stir with a spoon until the tablets crumble completely and drink the mixture immediately.