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Review: Hydrea and Gleevec

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Hydrea and Gleevec. It is created by eHealthMe based on 595 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 595 people who take Hydrea, Gleevec are studied

Hydrea, Gleevec outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Hydrea (hydroxyurea)
- Gleevec (imatinib mesylate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hydrea is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Gleevec is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(24 reports)

Pyrexia
(23 reports)

Anaemia
(22 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(16 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(14 reports)

Interstitial Lung Disease
(13 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(13 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(13 reports)

Blood Bilirubin Increased
(12 reports)

Dyspnoea
(12 reports)

Anaemia
(24 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(19 reports)

Fatigue
(17 reports)

Diarrhoea
(16 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(14 reports)

Haematocrit Decreased
(12 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(11 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(11 reports)

Pancytopenia
(11 reports)

Platelet Count Increased
(10 reports)

Anorexia
(3 reports)

Angina Pectoris
(3 reports)

Malignant Neoplasm Progression
(3 reports)

Convulsion
(3 reports)

Lipase Increased
(3 reports)

Coronary Artery Occlusion
(3 reports)

Ascites
(3 reports)

Hepatic Ischaemia
(2 reports)

Hepatic Function Abnormal
(2 reports)

Ischaemic Hepatitis
(2 reports)

Anaemia
(13 reports)

Rash
(9 reports)

Interstitial Lung Disease
(8 reports)

Oxygen Saturation Decreased
(7 reports)

Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia
(6 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(6 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(6 reports)

Renal Failure Chronic
(6 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(6 reports)

Pericardial Effusion
(6 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(10 reports)

Breast Cancer
(9 reports)

Dyspnoea
(7 reports)

Atrial Fibrillation
(6 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(5 reports)

Constipation
(5 reports)

Pruritus
(4 reports)

Asthenia
(4 reports)

Fatigue
(4 reports)

Gene Mutation Identification Test Positive
(4 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(2 reports)

Spinal Osteoarthritis
(2 reports)

Vomiting
(2 reports)

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
(2 reports)

Penis Carcinoma
(2 reports)

Haemorrhoidal Haemorrhage
(2 reports)

Cardiac Failure
(2 reports)

Leukocytosis
(2 reports)

Breast Cancer
(2 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(2 reports)

Pancytopenia
(2 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(43 reports)

Anaemia
(30 reports)

Rash
(20 reports)

Death
(20 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(20 reports)

Pyrexia
(19 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(18 reports)

Vomiting
(17 reports)

Nausea
(17 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(17 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Hydrea is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Gleevec is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Anaemia
(42 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(29 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(29 reports)

Nausea
(27 reports)

Fatigue
(22 reports)

Dyspnoea
(21 reports)

Rash
(20 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(20 reports)

Pyrexia
(19 reports)

Pancytopenia
(19 reports)

Pyrexia
(32 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(31 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(29 reports)

Interstitial Lung Disease
(26 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(22 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(21 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Increased
(20 reports)

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
(19 reports)

Pneumonia
(18 reports)

Rash
(18 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hydrea is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Gleevec is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(2 reports)

Premature Baby
(2 reports)

Normal Newborn
(1 report)

Chloroma
(2 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(1 report)

Pathological Fracture
(1 report)

Osteolysis
(1 report)

Pneumonia
(1 report)

Pancytopenia
(1 report)

Renal Failure Acute
(1 report)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(1 report)

Dermatitis Allergic
(1 report)

Swelling
(1 report)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(3 reports)

Premature Labour
(2 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Increased
(2 reports)

Placental Disorder
(2 reports)

Dyspnoea
(2 reports)

Haemothorax
(2 reports)

Respiratory Distress
(2 reports)

Leukostasis
(2 reports)

Induced Labour
(1 report)

Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia
(1 report)

Pleural Effusion
(5 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Increased
(4 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(4 reports)

Pancytopenia
(3 reports)

Splenomegaly
(3 reports)

Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
(3 reports)

Normal Newborn
(3 reports)

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
(2 reports)

Gastric Haemorrhage
(2 reports)

Premature Labour
(2 reports)

Face Oedema
(5 reports)

Retinal Oedema
(3 reports)

Macular Oedema
(3 reports)

Generalised Oedema
(3 reports)

Vomiting
(3 reports)

Death
(2 reports)

Ventricular Tachycardia
(2 reports)

Anasarca
(2 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(2 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Increased
(2 reports)

Pyrexia
(10 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(9 reports)

Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
(7 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(7 reports)

Headache
(6 reports)

Vomiting
(6 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(5 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(5 reports)

Dyspnoea
(5 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(5 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(11 reports)

Rash
(10 reports)

Anaemia
(9 reports)

Interstitial Lung Disease
(9 reports)

Pyrexia
(9 reports)

Pain In Extremity
(8 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(7 reports)

Renal Failure Chronic
(6 reports)

Fatigue
(6 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(6 reports)

Haemoglobin Decreased
(42 reports)

Anaemia
(41 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(28 reports)

Pyrexia
(25 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(22 reports)

Neoplasm Malignant
(22 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(21 reports)

Rash
(20 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(20 reports)

Fatigue
(19 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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