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Review: could Gleevec cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping (Blockage of leg arteries)?

Summary: Recurrent leg pain and cramping 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 Metoprolol, and have Sarcoma.

We study 20,258 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 has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml). (latest outcomes from 20,443 Gleevec users)

Recurrent leg pain and cramping

Recurrent leg pain and cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, high blood cholesterol, arthritis. (latest reports from 2,385 Recurrent leg pain and cramping patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 20,258 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 8 people (0.04%) have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping.

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):

  • Judy on Jan, 29, 2015:

    YES MY HEARING ABILITY IS DECREASING AS WELL AS EYESIGHT

    Reply

    Marlene on Jan, 21, 2013:

    I am a 56 year old woman who has been on GLEEVEC for about 4 years (with a year off). I have had no side effects other than a bit of nausea (which subsides when I have a small bit of food) and weight retention.
    No hearing loss, however.

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    Kahty King on May, 3, 2011:

    I've been on Gleevec for 8 months 400mg, have CML, and am a female age 52. I now am experiencing hearing loss. Is anyone else having this side-effect

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