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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 Flomax, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia.

We study 20,258 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 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 myelogenous leukemia (cml). (latest outcomes from 20,443 Gleevec users)

Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 2,483 Vitamin b12 deficiency patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 20,258 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 7 people (0.03%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency.

Trend of Vitamin b12 deficiency in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Vitamin b12 deficiency * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Gleevec * :

FemaleMale
Vitamin b12 deficiency33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Gleevec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vitamin b12 deficiency0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%77.78%

Severity of Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Gleevec ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Vitamin b12 deficiency ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (7 people, 100.00%)
  2. Muscle spasms (3 people, 42.86%)
  3. Anaemia (3 people, 42.86%)
  4. Metastasis (2 people, 28.57%)
  5. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Flomax (3 people, 42.86%)
  2. Valtrex (3 people, 42.86%)
  3. Coreg (3 people, 42.86%)
  4. Pravastatin (3 people, 42.86%)
  5. Plavix (3 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Judy on Jan, 29, 2015:

    YES MY HEARING ABILITY IS DECREASING AS WELL AS EYESIGHT

    Reply

    Marlene on Jan, 21, 2013:

    I am a 56 year old woman who has been on GLEEVEC for about 4 years (with a year off). I have had no side effects other than a bit of nausea (which subsides when I have a small bit of food) and weight retention.
    No hearing loss, however.

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    Kahty King on May, 3, 2011:

    I've been on Gleevec for 8 months 400mg, have CML, and am a female age 52. I now am experiencing hearing loss. Is anyone else having this side-effect

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