This medicine is used to treat certain types of cancer such as chronic myeloid leukemia, lymphoblastic leukemia, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Do NOT use imatinib if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in imatinib
you are taking warfarin
Contact your concerned doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.