Review: could Gleevec cause Irregularity of bowels?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 20,194 people who take Gleevec. Among them, 162 have Irregularity of bowels. See who they are, when they have Irregularity of bowels and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Gleevec (latest outcomes from 20,424 users) has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml), chronic myeloid leukaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Gleevec include nausea, nausea aggravated, fever, rashes, diarrhea.
Irregularity of bowels
Irregularity of bowels (latest reports from 492,676 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 20,194 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 491,584 people who 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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