For those of you who've been taking Gleevec 400mg+ for awhile and have maintained a deep molecular response (4 log or better), which meal has been best for you (breakfast, lunch, dinner?). Any particular foods that have worked well for you? To maximize absorption, is it better to take G with less food if you can handle the potential nausea, or is a full meal fine? I've read that G likes an acidic environment -- maybe I should take it with 1/2 water + 1/2 OJ? I am in the process of evaluating every aspect of my current TKI routine.
For example, I took Gleevec 400mg early this morning with a banana and a glass of water (just to limit the amount of food potentially getting in the way of G), then I followed with 1 cup of coffee about 40 minutes later, than a large glass of OJ about 30 minutes after that. Some days, I will take G with a banana and a bowl of Quaker oats + brown sugar + dried cranberries (no milk). Other days, I'll take G with cereal and no milk, and other days I just can't stand it and will take G with some cereal and a splash of 2% milk.
Would love to hear what the formula has been for folks who have attained great success with Gleevec.
Thanks so much for your input -