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Review: could Gleevec cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?

We study 20,252 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 (latest outcomes from 20,436 users) has active ingredients of imatinib mesylate. It is often used in chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml).

Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency (latest reports from 13,933 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 20,252 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I was just wondering if taking gleevec for 3 years would cause hearing loss (ringing in the ear)

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I was prescribed Imatinib for 3 years after GIST was removed, to try prevent recurrence, Over 2 years into course, developed severe cough and cold which have persisted, more or less, to this day. Was hospitalised early this year to get rid of gunge in my lungs and afterwards (March) had a bronchoscopy. Within hours my right ear had blocked and so it has remained. 3 weeks ago had grommet fitted but that hasn't worked - it became 'crusted over' and the crust has apparently been removed but it will almost certainly (in my view) happen again - because I still have this horrible gunge in my nose and it sets like concrete, which is presumably what happened in my ear.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • pat on Jun, 4, 2014:

    I also used Ambien for more than 5 (or 7?) years and suddenly was B-12 deficient. I used Ambien every night for fibromyalgia for that many years before having symptoms of B-12 deficiency. When tested, was dangerously low and had weekly shots for 6 weeks before converting to tablets daily. Am now within range; no longer on Ambien.

    Reply

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