Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate) and/or alternatives
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General information on Imatinib
Gleevec or Imatinib is a prescription medication and works by impeding the growth of certain cancer cells and blocks the abnormal protein called BCR-ABL; thereby killing the leukemia cells.
Benefits of Gleevec
Imatinib is distinctly different from other chemotherapy medications and has emerged as an advanced cancer drug as it intends to target only the abnormal proteins rather than the non-cancerous cells. As Imatinib targets specific cancer cells; it eliminates the risk of damaging normal cells which could then lead to unwanted side effects.
What do we offer?
You can order this prescription medication at cheap rates under the brand name Gleevec and as a generic formulation. You can buy a dosage of 100mg and 400mg as it is available in different quantities through our online online prescription service which offers cheap rates.
Side effects / Precautions
When you buy Imatinib, it is recommended that it be taken along with a meal and not on an empty stomach. Also, the patient needs to inform the doctor if she is pregnant prior to starting the Gleevec medication or it could harm the unborn baby. Also tell the doctor if you are allergic to Gleevec or if you suffer from liver disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure or any known history of stomach bleeding or ulcer. Possible side effects of Imatinib include nausea, stomach pain, skin rash, headache, depression, shortness of breath and swelling.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.