Review: could Gleevec cause Irregularity Of Bowels?


Irregularity of bowels 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 Multi-Vitamins, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 20,137 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 227 have Irregularity of bowels. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregularity of bowels 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 20,284 users)

Irregularity Of Bowels

Irregularity of bowels has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, mastication disorder, malignant neoplasm progression, actinic keratosis, allergic rhinitis (latest reports from 77,064 Irregularity of bowels patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

20,137 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 227 people (1.13%) have Irregularity Of Bowels

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gleevec cause Irregularity of bowels?

Time on Gleevec when people have Irregularity Of Bowels *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irregularity Of Bowels when taking Gleevec *:

  • female: 59.03 %
  • male: 40.97 %

Age of people who have Irregularity Of Bowels when taking Gleevec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.63 %
  • 10-19: 0.63 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.77 %
  • 40-49: 11.95 %
  • 50-59: 23.27 %
  • 60+: 59.75 %

Severity if Irregularity Of Bowels when taking Gleevec **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Irregularity Of Bowels **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (70 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (25 people)
  • Nausea (6 people)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (6 people)
  • Osteoporosis (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Multi-Vitamins (17 people)
  • Diovan (15 people)
  • Aspirin (13 people)
  • Lactulose (11 people)
  • Furosemide (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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