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Review: could Gleevec cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping?

Summary: Recurrent leg pain and cramping could be caused by Gleevec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Metoprolol, and have Sarcoma.

We study 20,243 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 20,426 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 15,802 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, high blood cholesterol, arthritis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 20,194 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 15,765 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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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • dru1966 on Apr, 15, 2014:

    Female: 47 years: Ohio: Began ambien when needed for sleep deprivation and within days I have experienced major calf pain. I thought it was due to running or working out too much and it just caught up with me but after talking to someone else about the medication they experienceed the same side effect too. Feels like a constant charlie horse in my left calf. I will not take it for a few days and see if symptoms subside.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Cramping at night, sitting or laying down.
    Severe cramping in back of thigh muscle after standing more than 10 minutes or walking 1/4 of a mile.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Diagnosed TGA 10 years ago. TIA 6 months ago.
    Prostatectomy (for cancer) 8 years ago.
    Sigmoid colon and Meckels removal 16 years ago.
    GERD 10 years ago.

    Reply

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