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Review: could Gleevec cause Conjunctival haemorrhage?

We study 20,252 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Conjunctival haemorrhage. Find out below who they are, when they have Conjunctival haemorrhage and more.

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Gleevec

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

Conjunctival haemorrhage

Conjunctival haemorrhage (bleeding underneath the conjunctiva) (latest reports from 8,955 patients) has been reported by people with onchocerciasis, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Aug, 29, 2014: 20,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 83 people (0.41%) have Conjunctival Haemorrhage. They amount to 0.93% of all the 8,929 people who have Conjunctival Haemorrhage on eHealthMe.

Trend of Conjunctival haemorrhage in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Conjunctival haemorrhage * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Conjunctival haemorrhage20.59%35.29%23.53%0.00%5.88%14.71%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Conjunctival haemorrhage75.22%24.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Conjunctival haemorrhage0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.99%15.73%11.24%64.04%

Severity of Conjunctival haemorrhage when taking Gleevec ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Conjunctival haemorrhage ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (53 people, 63.86%)
  2. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (14 people, 16.87%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (8 people, 9.64%)
  4. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (in remission) (6 people, 7.23%)
  5. Nausea (6 people, 7.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (11 people, 13.25%)
  2. Folic acid (10 people, 12.05%)
  3. Ambien (9 people, 10.84%)
  4. Atenolol (8 people, 9.64%)
  5. Lasix (8 people, 9.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I was just wondering if taking gleevec for 3 years would cause hearing loss (ringing in the ear)

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I was prescribed Imatinib for 3 years after GIST was removed, to try prevent recurrence, Over 2 years into course, developed severe cough and cold which have persisted, more or less, to this day. Was hospitalised early this year to get rid of gunge in my lungs and afterwards (March) had a bronchoscopy. Within hours my right ear had blocked and so it has remained. 3 weeks ago had grommet fitted but that hasn't worked - it became 'crusted over' and the crust has apparently been removed but it will almost certainly (in my view) happen again - because I still have this horrible gunge in my nose and it sets like concrete, which is presumably what happened in my ear.

    Reply

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