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Review: could Gleevec cause Nephrolithiasis?

We study 20,252 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Nephrolithiasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Nephrolithiasis and more.

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Gleevec

Gleevec (latest outcomes from 20,436 users) has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml).

Nephrolithiasis

Nephrolithiasis (calculi in the kidneys) (latest reports from 106,259 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 20,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 84 people (0.41%) have Nephrolithiasis. They amount to 0.08% of all the 106,229 people who have Nephrolithiasis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nephrolithiasis in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Nephrolithiasis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nephrolithiasis18.18%45.45%18.18%0.00%9.09%9.09%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nephrolithiasis when taking Gleevec * :

FemaleMale
Nephrolithiasis22.79%77.21%

Age of people who have Nephrolithiasis when taking Gleevec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nephrolithiasis0.00%0.00%46.05%1.32%7.89%17.11%15.79%11.84%

Severity of Nephrolithiasis when taking Gleevec ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Nephrolithiasis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (35 people, 41.67%)
  2. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (33 people, 39.29%)
  3. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (10 people, 11.90%)
  4. Osteoporosis (10 people, 11.90%)
  5. Malignant soft tissue neoplasm (9 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (35 people, 41.67%)
  2. Zantac (35 people, 41.67%)
  3. Mercaptopurine (35 people, 41.67%)
  4. Bactrim (35 people, 41.67%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (35 people, 41.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was just wondering if taking gleevec for 3 years would cause hearing loss (ringing in the ear)

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  • I was prescribed Imatinib for 3 years after GIST was removed, to try prevent recurrence, Over 2 years into course, developed severe cough and cold which have persisted, more or less, to this day. Was hospitalised early this year to get rid of gunge in my lungs and afterwards (March) had a bronchoscopy. Within hours my right ear had blocked and so it has remained. 3 weeks ago had grommet fitted but that hasn't worked - it became 'crusted over' and the crust has apparently been removed but it will almost certainly (in my view) happen again - because I still have this horrible gunge in my nose and it sets like concrete, which is presumably what happened in my ear.

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