Gleevec and Meningitis - from FDA reports
Meningitis is found among people who take Gleevec, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Dasatinib, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia. This review analyzes which people have Meningitis with Gleevec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 24,728 people who have side effects when taking Gleevec from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 20, 2017
24,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 10 people (0.04%) have Meningitis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Gleevec when people have Meningitis *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 50 %
- 2 - 5 years: 50 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Meningitis when taking Gleevec *:
- female: 33.33 %
- male: 66.67 %
Age of people who have Meningitis when taking Gleevec *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 28.57 %
- 40-49: 0.0 %
- 50-59: 42.86 %
- 60+: 28.57 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (3 people, 30.00%)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (2 people, 20.00%)
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (1 person, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prevacid (1 person, 10.00%)
- Potassium (1 person, 10.00%)
- Hydrea (1 person, 10.00%)
- Gemfibrozil (1 person, 10.00%)
- Dasatinib (1 person, 10.00%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fever (3 people, 30.00%)
- Mental Status Changes (2 people, 20.00%)
- Confusional State (2 people, 20.00%)
- Agitation (2 people, 20.00%)
- Encephalitis (1 person, 10.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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