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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 reports of 595 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Hydrea (latest outcomes from 2,879 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyurea. It is often used in polycythemia vera.

Gleevec (latest outcomes from 20,436 users) has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml).

On Aug, 30, 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)
Gleevec is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedAnaemiaAnorexiaAnaemiaNeoplasm MalignantRenal Failure AcutePancytopeniaHaemoglobin Decreased
PyrexiaHaemoglobin DecreasedAngina PectorisRashBreast CancerSpinal OsteoarthritisPyrexia
AnaemiaFatigueMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionInterstitial Lung DiseaseDyspnoeaVomitingAnaemia
Platelet Count DecreasedDiarrhoeaConvulsionOxygen Saturation DecreasedAtrial FibrillationGastrointestinal HaemorrhageNeoplasm Malignant
ThrombocytopeniaWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedLipase IncreasedGastric Antral Vascular EctasiaThrombocytopeniaPenis CarcinomaNausea
Interstitial Lung DiseaseHaematocrit DecreasedCoronary Artery OcclusionHaemoglobin DecreasedConstipationHaemorrhoidal HaemorrhageRash
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedPlatelet Count DecreasedAscitesWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedPruritusCardiac FailurePleural Effusion
Haemoglobin DecreasedOedema PeripheralHepatic IschaemiaRenal Failure ChronicAstheniaLeukocytosisWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedPancytopeniaHepatic Function AbnormalPleural EffusionFatigueBreast CancerWhite Blood Cell Count Decreased
DyspnoeaPlatelet Count IncreasedIschaemic HepatitisPericardial EffusionGene Mutation Identification Test PositiveNeoplasm MalignantChronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Hydrea is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Gleevec is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Haemoglobin DecreasedHaemoglobin Decreased
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedNeoplasm Malignant
NauseaInterstitial Lung Disease
FatiguePleural Effusion
DyspnoeaDrug Ineffective
RashWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
Platelet Count DecreasedChronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Drug effectiveness by age :

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)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Drug Exposure During PregnancyChloromaDrug Exposure During PregnancyPleural EffusionFace OedemaPyrexiaNeoplasm MalignantHaemoglobin Decreased
Premature BabyPleural EffusionPremature LabourWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedRetinal OedemaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedRashAnaemia
Normal NewbornPathological FractureWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedDrug Exposure During PregnancyMacular OedemaBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedAnaemiaWhite Blood Cell Count Decreased
OsteolysisPlacental DisorderPancytopeniaGeneralised OedemaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedInterstitial Lung DiseasePyrexia
PneumoniaDyspnoeaSplenomegalyVomitingHeadachePyrexiaPlatelet Count Decreased
PancytopeniaHaemothoraxMaternal Exposure During PregnancyOedema NosVomitingPain In ExtremityNeoplasm Malignant
Renal Failure AcuteRespiratory DistressNormal NewbornDeathNeoplasm MalignantDrug IneffectivePleural Effusion
Haemoglobin DecreasedLeukostasisDyspnoea NosVentricular TachycardiaWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedRenal Failure ChronicRash
Dermatitis AllergicInduced LabourChronic Myeloid LeukaemiaAnasarcaDyspnoeaFatigueOedema Peripheral
SwellingAcute Lymphocytic LeukaemiaGastric HaemorrhageDrug Exposure During PregnancyPlatelet Count DecreasedThrombocytopeniaFatigue

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Hydrea (hydroxyurea) is often used to treat polycythemia vera. Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) is often used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml). Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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