Review: taking Gleevec and Vitamin b12 together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Gleevec and Vitamin b12 together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gleevec and Vitamin b12. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 25 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Gleevec

Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myeloid leukaemia. (latest outcomes from Gleevec 22,389 users)

Vitamin B12

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b12 5,721 users)

On Aug, 22, 2016

25 people who take Gleevec, Vitamin B12 are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Gleevec and Vitamin b12 drug interactions.

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • death
  • dyspnoea exertional
  • fatigue
  • oxygen saturation decreased
  • pneumonitis
1 - 6 months:
  • arthralgia
  • benign bone neoplasm
  • blood creatinine increased
  • blood glucose decreased
  • blood urea increased
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • hypoglycaemia
1 - 2 years:
  • muscle spasms
  • periorbital oedema
  • abasia
  • acute psychosis
  • back pain
  • drug ineffective
  • dry mouth
  • galactorrhoea
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
2 - 5 years:
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • pancytopenia
  • pneumonia
5 - 10 years:
  • blood pressure systolic increased
  • depression
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumour
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • hypertension
  • insomnia
  • iron deficiency
  • malignant neoplasm progression
  • metastases to liver
not specified:
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • anaemia
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • malignant neoplasm progression
  • pain in extremity
  • constipation

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • anaemia
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • rash
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal pain
male:
  • malignant neoplasm progression
  • fatigue
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • dizziness
  • metastases to liver
  • arthralgia
  • benign bone neoplasm
  • blood glucose decreased
  • blood pressure systolic increased
  • depression

Most common drug interactions by age *:

30-39:
  • acute psychosis
  • drug ineffective
  • dry mouth
  • galactorrhoea
  • muscle spasms
  • periorbital oedema
  • rash
  • swelling
40-49:
  • abdominal distension
  • diarrhoea
  • hypoaesthesia
  • hypoaesthesia oral
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • pruritus
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • abasia
  • back pain
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • intervertebral disc space narrowing
  • muscle spasms
  • muscular weakness
  • nausea
  • periorbital oedema
  • vomiting
  • dysplasia
60+:
  • dizziness
  • diarrhoea
  • blood creatinine increased
  • fatigue
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal pain
  • anaemia
  • arthralgia
  • benign bone neoplasm
  • blood glucose decreased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) is often used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia. Vitamin b12 (cobalamin) is often used to treat vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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