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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 20,254 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 Gleevec 20,439 users)

Vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Vitamin b12 deficiency 2,357 patients)

On Nov, 25, 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 * :

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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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