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(eye MAT eh nib)

Brand Names: US

  • Gleevec

Therapeutic Category

  • Antineoplastic Agent, BCR-ABL Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
  • Antineoplastic Agent, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Imatinib may be confused with asciminib, avapritinib, axitinib, bosutinib, cabozantinib, capmatinib, dasatinib, enasidenib, erlotinib, fostamatinib, gefitinib, ibrutinib, idelalisib, infigratinib, ivosidenib, lapatinib, neratinib, nilotinib, PONATinib, regorafenib, ripretinib, SUNItinib

High alert medication:

This medication is in a class the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes among its list of drug classes which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.

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