Review: could Gleevec cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency?


Summary

Vitamin b12 deficiency is found among people who take Gleevec, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 21,823 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin b12 deficiency and more.

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Gleevec

Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myeloid leukaemia. (latest outcomes from Gleevec 22,558 users)

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, fever, weakness, back pain (latest reports from 2,577 Vitamin b12 deficiency patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

21,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 8 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: 37.5 %
  • male: 62.5 %

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: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (6 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (2 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (2 people)
  • Anaemia (2 people)
  • Metastasis (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Valtrex (2 people)
  • Plavix (2 people)
  • Iron (2 people)
  • Coreg (2 people)
  • Aspirin (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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