Imatinib is used alone or together with other medicines for the treatment of different types of cancer or bone marrow conditions. It prevents or stops the growth of cancer cells and is also called an antineoplastic (cancer) agent. Imatinib is used for these conditions:


  1. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM)
  2. Chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL)
  3. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
  5. Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES)
  6. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  7. Myeloproliferative diseases (MPD)
  8. Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL)
  9. Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML)


This medication is only available on a prescription from your physician.


The product is available in the following dosing forms:

  1. Tablet