Review: could Gleevec cause Conjunctival Haemorrhage?


Conjunctival haemorrhage is found among people who take Gleevec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 21,823 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 have Conjunctival haemorrhage. Find out below who they are, when they have Conjunctival haemorrhage and more.

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Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myeloid leukaemia. (latest outcomes from Gleevec 22,558 users)

Conjunctival Haemorrhage

Conjunctival haemorrhage (bleeding underneath the conjunctiva) (latest reports from 2,065 Conjunctival haemorrhage patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

21,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 85 people (0.39%) have Conjunctival Haemorrhage

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gleevec cause Conjunctival haemorrhage?

Time on Gleevec when people have Conjunctival Haemorrhage *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 22.73 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Conjunctival Haemorrhage when taking Gleevec *:

  • female: 80.25 %
  • male: 19.75 %

Age of people who have Conjunctival Haemorrhage when taking Gleevec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.0 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 13.33 %
  • 60+: 56.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (41 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (10 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (4 people)
  • Nausea (3 people)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (in Remission) (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (5 people)
  • Folic Acid (5 people)
  • Atenolol (5 people)
  • Ambien (5 people)
  • Zoloft (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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