Review: could Gleevec cause Irregularity Of Bowels?


Summary

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 23,819 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 237 have Irregularity of bowels. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregularity of bowels 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 24,566 users)

Irregularity Of Bowels

Irregularity of bowels has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, constipation, weakness (latest reports from 130,437 Irregularity of bowels patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

23,819 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 237 people (1.0%) 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: 25.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.94 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.87 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 58.3 %
  • male: 41.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.64 %
  • 10-19: 0.64 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.82 %
  • 40-49: 11.46 %
  • 50-59: 19.75 %
  • 60+: 63.69 %

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 (98 people, 41.35%)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (48 people, 20.25%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 5.49%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (8 people, 3.38%)
  • Osteoporosis (7 people, 2.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Multi-Vitamins (17 people, 7.17%)
  • Aspirin (16 people, 6.75%)
  • Diovan (15 people, 6.33%)
  • Lasix (14 people, 5.91%)
  • Lactulose (13 people, 5.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (92 people, 38.82%)
  • Diarrhoea (78 people, 32.91%)
  • Fatigue (65 people, 27.43%)
  • Vomiting (64 people, 27.00%)
  • Abdominal Pain (51 people, 21.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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