Review: could Gleevec cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency?


Vitamin b12 deficiency is found among people who take Gleevec, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Iron, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 24,330 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin b12 deficiency and more.

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Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml). (latest outcomes from Gleevec 25,077 users)

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 3,676 Vitamin b12 deficiency patients).

On Oct, 28, 2016

24,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 10 people (0.04%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gleevec cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?

Gender of people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency when taking Gleevec *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency when taking Gleevec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (7 people, 70.00%)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Muscle Spasms (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Anaemia (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (1 person, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Iron (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Valtrex (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Sertraline (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Coreg (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Renal Cyst (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Muscle Spasms (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Cerebral Infarction (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Anaemia (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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