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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.

Trend of Vitamin b12 deficiency in Gleevec reports

Time on Gleevec when people have Vitamin b12 deficiency * :

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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 ** :

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How people recovered from Vitamin b12 deficiency ** :

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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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  • 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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