|Other Names||Gleevec, Glivec, 152459-95-5, sti-571, Cgp 57148, STI 571, STI571, 1iep, 1xbb, Imatinib free base, Imatinib (INN)|
|Treatment By||Pill - Oral|
|Tumor Target||Vestibular Schwannoma|
|Inhibitor||Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor|
|the first member of a new class of agents that act by inhibiting particular tyrosine kinase enzymes, instead of non-specifically inhibiting rapidly dividing cells|
Major side effects are uncommon. Since people with NF2 are taking these medications at a low dose, only minimal side effects are common. However, long term use is primarily where these major side effects take place. Monthly Blood and Urine Tests can usually point to an issue before it's a real problem. Talk to your doctor.