In the US, Imatinib (imatinib systemic) is a member of the drug class BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors and is used to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Diseases, Myeloproliferative Disorders and Systemic Mastocytosis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antineoplastic agent: Tyrosine kinase inhibitor

Chemical Names

alpha-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-3'-[[4-(3-pyridyl)-2-pyrimidinyl]amino]-p-tolu-p-toluidide- (WHO)

Benzamide, 4-((4-methyl)-1-piperazinyl)methyl)-N-(4-methyl-3-((4-(3-pyridinyl)-2-pyrimidinyl)amino)phenyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Imatinibum (Latin)
  • Imatinib (German)
  • Imatinib (French)
  • Imatinib (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Celonib
    Celon, India
  • Glivec
    Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Tunisia; Novartis, Turkey
  • Mesylonib
    Miracalus, India
  • Mitinab
    Glenmark, India
  • Shantinib
    Shantha, India
  • Enliven
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Gleevec
    Novartis, Canada; Novartis, United States; Novartis, South Africa
  • Glivec
    Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Australia; Novartis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Novartis, Bangladesh; Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, Bulgaria; Novartis, Bahrain; Novartis, Brazil; Novartis, Switzerland; Novartis, Chile; Novartis, China; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Germany; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, France; Novartis, United Kingdom; Novartis, Georgia; Novartis, Hong Kong; Novartis, Croatia (Hrvatska); Novartis, Hungary; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis, Ireland; Novartis, Israel; Novartis, Japan; Novartis, South Korea; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Mexico; Novartis, Malaysia; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, New Zealand; Novartis, Oman; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Romania; Novartis, Serbia; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, Singapore; Novartis, Slovenia; Novartis, Slovakia; Novartis, Thailand; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis, Venezuela; Novartis, Vietnam; Novartis Biosciences, Peru; Novartis Europharm, Austria; Novartis Europharm, Poland; Novartis Europharm Limited, Latvia; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Farmaceutica, Spain; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines
  • Imatib
    Grey Inversiones, Peru
  • Plivatinib
    Pliva, Croatia (Hrvatska)

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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