Review: could Gleevec cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?
Summary: Vitamin b12 deficiency could be caused by Gleevec, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Flomax, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia.
We study 20,243 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 20,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec. Among them, 7 people (0.03%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency. They amount to 0.05% of all the 13,679 people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency on eHealthMe.
Time on Gleevec when people have Vitamin b12 deficiency * :
Gender of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Gleevec * :
|Vitamin b12 deficiency||33.33%||66.67% |
Age of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Gleevec * :
|Vitamin b12 deficiency||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||22.22%||77.78% |
Severity of Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Gleevec ** :
How people recovered from Vitamin b12 deficiency ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (7 people, 100.00%)
- Muscle spasms (3 people, 42.86%)
- Anaemia (3 people, 42.86%)
- Metastasis (2 people, 28.57%)
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (1 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Flomax (3 people, 42.86%)
- Valtrex (3 people, 42.86%)
- Coreg (3 people, 42.86%)
- Pravastatin (3 people, 42.86%)
- Plavix (3 people, 42.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I began Gleevec therapy in 2001 for my CML, with moderate side effects. In January 2008, I began to have ringing in my ears and it has been non-stop since that time. I tested positve for AIED and I cannot help but wonder if the antibodies in my ears that showed a slightly positive AIED was/is caused by the Gleevec therapy.
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