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Review: could Gleevec cause Irregularity of bowels?

Summary: Irregularity of bowels could be caused by Gleevec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia.

We study 20,243 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Irregularity of bowels. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregularity of bowels 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).

Irregularity of bowels

Irregularity of bowels (latest reports from 506,413 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 20,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 162 people (0.80%) have Irregularity Of Bowels. They amount to 0.03% of all the 506,112 people who have Irregularity Of Bowels on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irregularity of bowels in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Irregularity of bowels * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregularity of bowels45.68%29.63%3.70%2.47%4.94%13.58%0.00%

Gender of people who have Irregularity of bowels when taking Gleevec * :

FemaleMale
Irregularity of bowels58.10%41.90%

Age of people who have Irregularity of bowels when taking Gleevec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregularity of bowels0.00%0.47%0.94%0.00%2.82%9.86%18.78%67.14%

Severity of Irregularity of bowels when taking Gleevec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregularity of bowels50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irregularity of bowels ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irregularity of bowels0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (111 people, 68.52%)
  2. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (44 people, 27.16%)
  3. Arthralgia (15 people, 9.26%)
  4. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (13 people, 8.02%)
  5. Nausea (12 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (33 people, 20.37%)
  2. Multi-vitamins (32 people, 19.75%)
  3. Diovan (28 people, 17.28%)
  4. Vincristine (23 people, 14.20%)
  5. Prilosec (22 people, 13.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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