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Leukemia, GIST, and dermatofibrosarcoma can be treated with Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate). The dose your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on individual factors, such as the type of cancer being treated, your age, and height and weight (for children).
The tablets are generally taken once or twice a day, with food and a glass of water. People who have trouble swallowing tablets can dissolve them in water or apple juice first, as long as the mixture is drunk right away.
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