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Imatinib Mesylate

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 (ih-MA-tih-nib MEH-zih-layt)

This page contains brief information about imatinib mesylate and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Imatinib mesylate is approved to treat:

Imatinib mesylate is also being studied in the treatment of other conditions and types of cancer.

More About Imatinib Mesylate

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Imatinib Mesylate - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Research Results and Related Resources

Stopping TKI Treatment Is Safe, Improves Quality of Life for Some with CML

Targeted Cancer Therapies

Scientists Focus on Fusion Proteins in Childhood Cancers

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Imatinib Mesylate - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

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