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Hi, My father has 1st stage low-risk gist he is 63 years old for safety Dr. as suggested imatinib 400 mg 1 per day I want to know about the side effects of this tablet is it manageable and can he live a normal life with this tablet.

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Yes very minimal side effects and miraculous effect . You can take it
There are some side effects. Mainly stomach upsets and acne like rash. Please ask your prescribing doctor for more information.
Hi Mr. lybrate-user, I understand your concern. Imatinib has a few side effects eg mild nausea vomiting and skin rash. There are reversible and commonly of lower severity unlike chemotherapy.
Hope your father is doing good.Imatinib is a targeted therapy drug which has some adverse effects the experience of which may vary between patients.In general patients do lead a normal life while being on Imatinib.
This is a relatively less toxic medicine. Should not have problems taking it. Yes he can lead a normal life with this tablet
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