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Review: could Gleevec cause Conjunctival haemorrhage?

Summary: Conjunctival haemorrhage could be caused by Gleevec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Vitamin d, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia.

We study 20,243 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 20,426 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 8,620 patients) has been reported by people with onchocerciasis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 20,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 83 people (0.41%) have Conjunctival Haemorrhage. They amount to 0.97% of all the 8,545 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. Nausea (6 people, 7.23%)
  5. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (in remission) (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. Lasix (8 people, 9.64%)
  5. Atenolol (8 people, 9.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Hyperthyroidism was found on five milligrams od tapezole, still have blood mucous diahreea improved slightly after sixteen days on thyroid med. asacol and dezicol can't be tolerated any suggestions?

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I began Gleevec therapy in 2001 for my CML, with moderate side effects. In January 2008, I began to have ringing in my ears and it has been non-stop since that time. I tested positve for AIED and I cannot help but wonder if the antibodies in my ears that showed a slightly positive AIED was/is caused by the Gleevec therapy.

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