Review: could Gleevec cause Nosebleed?


Nosebleed 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 Synthroid, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 21,678 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 97 have Nosebleed. Find out below who they are, when they have Nosebleed and more.

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Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myeloid leukaemia. (latest outcomes from Gleevec 21,258 users)


Nosebleed (bleeding from nose) has been reported by people with alanine aminotransferase increased, pain, agitation, febrile neutropenia, anaphylactoid reaction (latest reports from 26,882 Nosebleed patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

21,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 97 people (0.45%) have Nosebleed

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gleevec cause Nosebleed?

Time on Gleevec when people have Nosebleed *:

  • < 1 month: 62.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.9 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

Gender of people who have Nosebleed when taking Gleevec *:

  • female: 53.61 %
  • male: 46.39 %

Age of people who have Nosebleed when taking Gleevec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 8.93 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 51.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (22 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (11 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (8 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (10 people)
  • Atenolol (9 people)
  • Protonix (7 people)
  • Procrit (7 people)
  • Acetaminophen (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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