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Review: could Gleevec cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping?

We study 20,252 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Recurrent leg pain and cramping. Find out below who they are, when they have Recurrent leg pain and cramping 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).

Recurrent leg pain and cramping

Recurrent leg pain and cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction) (latest reports from 15,982 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, high blood cholesterol, arthritis.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 20,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 8 people (0.04%) have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping. They amount to 0.05% of all the 15,998 people who have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping on eHealthMe.

Trend of Recurrent leg pain and cramping in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Recurrent leg pain and cramping * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Recurrent leg pain and cramping77.78%22.22%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Gleevec * :

FemaleMale
Recurrent leg pain and cramping93.75%6.25%

Age of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Gleevec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%0.00%6.25%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%93.75%

Severity of Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Gleevec ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Recurrent leg pain and cramping ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sarcoma (8 people, 100.00%)
  2. Carcinoid tumour of the gastrointestinal tract (4 people, 50.00%)
  3. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (2 people, 25.00%)
  4. Chronic phase chronic myeloid leukaemia (1 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metoprolol (2 people, 25.00%)
  2. Acetylsalicylic acid srt (2 people, 25.00%)
  3. Diovan hct (2 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Experiencing leg (shin and calf)and toe cramps most nights. Have started stretching before bedtime. This seems to have helped a little but still getting cramps most nights.

    Reply

    Kansasrock on Aug, 24, 2014:

    51 year old male. Was having severe nightly quad cramps that were extremely painful. Had a PFO closure three weeks ago. No leg cramps since.

    25% of population born with PFO so you might have it checked out.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

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

    Reply

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