A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Glivec in the UK
You should take Imatinib generic or Imatinib drug according to the directions given by your doctor.
The suggested dose for Gleevec generic is 300-800 mg tablet every day, depending on your overall health and the type of cancer that is being treated. Gleevec medicine should be managed with food and a glass of water. A dosage of 800 mg must be taken as 400 mg twice every day. Dosages less than 800 mg can be taken once every day.
It can be dissolved in water or apple juice if anyone has difficulty in swallowing. You should take the dose exactly the way it is recommended, not more or less.
Gleevec Imatinib drug includes
If you experience any of the side effects listed above, seek help immediately. Before taking Gleevec medication, inform your doctor about any other drugs you are taking for other medical conditions. Avoid consumption of aspirin or aspirin-containing products.
Do not get any vaccination without your medic's consent while taking Gleevec generic.
If you are pregnant or have the chances of getting pregnant, discuss with your doctor before taking Imatinib generic. Do not take this medication if you are a nursing mother.
Most people do not experience any side effects. However, some of the side effects of Gleevec Imatinib generic are: