Imatinib

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Brand Name(s):Glivec

Indication:Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukaemia in adults.

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Jul-13

Review Date:Jun-26

Comments:
NICE TA426 Imatinib is recommended as an option for untreated, chronic-phase Philadelphia-chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukaemia in adults.

Drug Safety Update
Patients should be tested for hepatitis B virus before starting treatment with BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
May2016