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Review: could Gleevec cause Sleep disorder?

Summary: Sleep disorder is found among people who take Gleevec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aromasin, and have Gastrointestinal stromal tumour.

We study 20,257 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Sleep disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep disorder 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 20,442 Gleevec users)

Sleep disorder

Sleep disorder has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 42,448 Sleep disorder patients)

On Jan, 17, 2015: 20,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 23 people (0.11%) have Sleep Disorder.

Trend of Sleep disorder in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Sleep disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep disorder25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleep disorder when taking Gleevec * :

FemaleMale
Sleep disorder74.19%25.81%

Age of people who have Sleep disorder when taking Gleevec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%4.55%77.27%

Severity of Sleep disorder when taking Gleevec ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sleep disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (18 people, 78.26%)
  2. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (14 people, 60.87%)
  3. Muscle spasms (4 people, 17.39%)
  4. Pain in extremity (4 people, 17.39%)
  5. Back pain (4 people, 17.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aromasin (8 people, 34.78%)
  2. Carbosylane (8 people, 34.78%)
  3. Furosemide (8 people, 34.78%)
  4. Domperidone (8 people, 34.78%)
  5. Iloprost (6 people, 26.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
    I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
  • Can nyquil be taken while on gleevac (imatinib)
    i have CML chronic myeloid leukemia ..can i take nyquil while on gleevec (imatinib)
  • Can excessive consumption of marijuana cause sudden sleeping phobia which lasts longer (in days) ?
    I have been taking marijuana since 2 years and sleep a lot. I always had sleeping disorder like, If someone is doing anything in my room, I can't sleep. I always think of something before sleeping and then I will have some random dream and sleep long if undisturbed. If someone wakes me up in the middle it takes time to go to sleep again. Generally I sleep around 2 AM and wake up at 12 PM. Four days ago I took marijuana for about 4 or five hours while watching movies (which I do very regularly) and went to bed. At 2:30 AM I felt kind of going in to darkness and highly afraid of the darkness, My heart rate was 142 and I was so afraid that I couldn't control my mind and got admitted to nearest hospital in ICU. They gave me sleeping pills and some drips (sodium chloride and some other injections). My blood report showed normal except 22.5 WBC which should be between 6 to 9. I didn't tell them that I have been smoking marijuana since I am a PhD student in my institute and they will simply throw me out if I do. Since that night I couldn't sleep without sleeping pills and whenever I try to, I feel the same terror and my heart bit starts increasing. During day time I feel highly anxious and uncomfortable. I want my old life back and I haven't smoked marijuana since that day and I promise not to. Please help me or I feel some night I will die while sleeping.
  • Is reishi mushrooms save to take with gleevec
    I've read many good things about Reishi Mushrooms. I need to know if there would be any interactions between these mushrooms and taking Gleevec?
  • Any tips on how to get off zimovane after 20 years (2 answers)
    I am an active 69 year old female. I have been a poor sleeper for 25 years. I'm on 2 zimovane tablets a night. I cannot fall asleep without them. They affect my memory. I forget any phone calls or info given to me after I have taken them. I sleep for three to four hors and then I keep wakening every thirty minutes or so. I would really like to come off them as my memory is something I need to protect at my age. HELP!!!!

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    My beautiful son to whom I depended upon took his Life by suicide on July 16, 2013. He had been struggling with a sleep disorder. It seemed to begin in his last year of high school 2010. Mike was very strong in mind and in body. He became a certified personal trainer. He encouraged everyone around him and all of his clients. How can someone so strong be so weak?
    He had been heavily medicated by a sleep doctor, for years this doctor gave him different medicines and he began to show other heath impairments..I could not see so many things that are very clear to me now, I never saw the effect the drugs had on him. he was growing more tired and withdrawn. He knew so much about medicines that I thought he knew what was happening he and I both trusted the doctors. With each new problem that occurred there was always a new drug to try and along with it a new set of side effects. A new doctor was added to his care and this doctor right away gave an RX for Kolopin. He was already taking Ambien and the two dont seem to play well together. Mean while he was growing sicker and sicker. We constantly were going for this test or that test, never once did the sleep doctor ever think that the drugs being given were the cause of all of his distress.
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  • Severe stabbing pain between shoulders slightly to the right. Only lasts upto a minute. Attacks infrequent.

    Tartar on teeth.
    Sweating and chill although usually very cold.
    Lethargic
    Difficult to maintain weight. Skips meals everyday - habitually only eat dinner in the evening and have done for past 20 years. Does not eat processed food. Cook from scratch with natural products - no low sugar or low fat. Full varied produce. Drinks alcohol most nights but not excessive.

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