Review: could Gleevec cause Hallucination?


Summary

Hallucination is found among people who take Gleevec, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 21,678 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Gleevec

Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myeloid leukaemia. (latest outcomes from Gleevec 22,389 users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, agitation, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 26,466 Hallucination patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

21,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 40 people (0.18%) have Hallucination


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gleevec cause Hallucination?

Time on Gleevec when people have Hallucination *:

  • < 1 month: 41.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Gleevec *:

  • female: 37.5 %
  • male: 62.5 %

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Gleevec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 24.14 %
  • 50-59: 10.34 %
  • 60+: 65.52 %

Severity if Hallucination when taking Gleevec **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (12 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (8 people)
  • Hypertension (5 people)
  • Parkinson's Disease (3 people)
  • Insomnia (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (7 people)
  • Protonix (5 people)
  • Enalapril Maleate (5 people)
  • Chlorthalidone (5 people)
  • Amlodipine (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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