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Gleevec (Imatinib)

Also Known as Glivec

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Gleevec is a prescription cancer treatment medication used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and some gastrointestinal tumors. It may also be part of treatment for myelodysplastic or myeloproliferative diseases. The medication's active ingredient, Imatinib, works to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. In rarer instances Gleevec may also be prescribed for immune system disorder treatments but it is almost always used as a medication to slow cancer progression.

You can buy Gleevec with a doctor's prescription, and your best price on it will be when you order medication online from Canada Drugs Direct.


The standard Gleevec dosage is to take the medication either once or twice daily, and taken with or without food. Your doctor will determine which dosage is best for you, and then it is essential that you take the dosage specified in your prescription.

For children, the Gleevec dosage will be based on their body size.

Make sure medication is kept out of reach of others and stored in a cool, dry place.


The active ingredient in Gleevec is Imatinib.


Tell your doctor if you have any history of bleeding problems, heart problems, kidney or liver disease, or having your thyroid gland removed before beginning on Gleevec.

Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while using this cancer treatment medication

This medication may make you dizzy, drowsy, or blur your vision temporarily. It may also make you more likely to get infections or worsen current infections.

Do not be immunized or vaccinated while using this medication.

This medication may slow a child's growth if used for an extended period.

Older adults may be more susceptible to Gleevec side effects, and especially edema (swelling).

Do not use Gleevec if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless your doctor approves it.


There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Gleevec and other Rx medications, including flibanserin, irinotecan, lomitapide, warfarin, and others. Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Gleevec.

Side Effects

Gleevec side effects are uncommon, but some users may experience upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, muscle or joint pain, muscle cramps, dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness. If Gleevec side effects are experienced you should discontinue use and speak with your doctor again regarding cancer slowing medication alternatives.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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