Who should not take Imatinib MESYLATE?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetes
  • overweight
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • fluid accumulation in the brain
  • high blood pressure
  • coronary artery disease
  • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • heart valve disease
  • chronic heart failure
  • left ventricular heart failure
  • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
  • bleeding
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • fluid in the lungs
  • liver problems
  • severe liver disease
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • decreased kidney function
  • heart disease present at birth
  • visible water retention
  • blood circulation failure due to serious heart condition
  • ascites
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function

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