I am a 37 year old male living in South Africa.
I got a confirmed diagnosis of CML on the 14th of Feb (what a great Valentine's gift) and I have been given 400mg of Imatinib once a day as treatment. Firstly I want to say how helpful this forum has been in terms of information about the disease and people's experiences, I thank you all for that.
Secondly, I have a question. My doctor insists that I take my Imatinib on an empty stomach (to ensure maximum absorption), which seems completely against everything I have read online. So far I have had no major side effects, mild nausea after taking the pill, but nothing major. My question is, is there anyone else who has been instructed to take Imatinib on empty stomach as this seems to be against all the information I can find online because even the pharmaceutical company websites advise taking Imatinib with a meal.