Gleevec and Irregularity of bowels - from FDA reports


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 Aspirin, and have Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. This review analyzes which people have Irregularity of bowels with Gleevec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 26,043 people who have side effects when taking Gleevec from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 23, 2017

26,043 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 273 people (1.05%) have Irregularity of bowels


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Gleevec when people have Irregularity of bowels *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 59.78 %
  • male: 40.22 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 0.56 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.49 %
  • 40-49: 10.11 %
  • 50-59: 21.91 %
  • 60+: 62.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (62 people, 22.71%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 4.76%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (10 people, 3.66%)
  • Osteoporosis (7 people, 2.56%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (6 people, 2.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (16 people, 5.86%)
  • Diovan (15 people, 5.49%)
  • Zofran (14 people, 5.13%)
  • Lasix (14 people, 5.13%)
  • Lactulose (13 people, 4.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (114 people, 41.76%)
  • Diarrhea (100 people, 36.63%)
  • Fatigue (80 people, 29.30%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (79 people, 28.94%)
  • Weakness (56 people, 20.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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