Review: could Gleevec cause Irregularity of bowels (Constipation)?
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 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia.
We study 20,254 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 has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml). (latest outcomes from 20,442 Gleevec users)
Irregularity of bowels
Irregularity of bowels has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 80,315 Irregularity of bowels patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 20,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 162 people (0.80%) have Irregularity Of Bowels.
Time on Gleevec when people have Irregularity of bowels * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Irregularity of bowels||45.68%||29.63%||3.70%||2.47%||4.94%||13.58%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Irregularity of bowels when taking Gleevec * :
|Irregularity of bowels||58.10%||41.90% |
Age of people who have Irregularity of bowels when taking Gleevec * :
|Irregularity of bowels||0.00%||0.47%||0.94%||0.00%||2.82%||9.86%||18.78%||67.14% |
Severity of Irregularity of bowels when taking Gleevec ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Irregularity of bowels||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Irregularity of bowels ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Irregularity of bowels||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (111 people, 68.52%)
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (44 people, 27.16%)
- Arthralgia (15 people, 9.26%)
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (13 people, 8.02%)
- Nausea (12 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (33 people, 20.37%)
- Multi-vitamins (32 people, 19.75%)
- Diovan (28 people, 17.28%)
- Vincristine (23 people, 14.20%)
- Prilosec (22 people, 13.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this web site, all my symptoms seems to affect a very low % of people taking the meds... am I trying to link medical concerns to the medications unjustly... the likely hood of suffering all these side effects is extremely remote when most affect only 2 or 3 in100 people.
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