Gleevec and Vitamin b12 deficiency - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Vitamin b12 deficiency with Gleevec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 25,586 people who have side effects when taking Gleevec from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 17, 2017

25,586 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 Tumor (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 *:

  • Zoloft (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Valtrex (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Sertraline (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Chondroitin (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Acute Kidney Failure (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Renal Cyst (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Insomnia (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Haemoglobin Decreased (2 people, 20.00%)
  • Bladder Transitional Cell Carcinoma (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Gleevec has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml). (latest outcomes from Gleevec 25,946 users)

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