Gemzar and Zieve syndrome - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Zieve syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Gemzar.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Gemzar and have Zieve syndrome. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19,753 people who have side effects while taking Gemzar from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jan, 23, 2023

19,753 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemzar.
Among them, 4 people (0.02%) have Zieve syndrome.

What is Gemzar?

Gemzar has active ingredients of gemcitabine hydrochloride. It is often used in pancreatic carcinoma. eHealthMe is studying from 19,883 Gemzar users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Zieve syndrome?

Zieve syndrome (the combination of alcoholic infection of liver ,destruction of blood cells jaundice) is found to be associated with 15 drugs and 6 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Gemzar and Zieve syndrome reports submitted per year:

Could Gemzar cause Zieve syndrome?

Time on Gemzar when people have Zieve syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Zieve syndrome when taking Gemzar *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Zieve syndrome when taking Gemzar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Gemzar *:

  1. Emend: 4 people, 100.00%
  2. Dexamethasone: 4 people, 100.00%
  3. Cisplatin: 4 people, 100.00%
  4. Zofran: 3 people, 75.00%

Common side effects people have besides Zieve syndrome *:

  1. Acute Kidney Failure: 4 people, 100.00%
  2. Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder): 4 people, 100.00%
  3. Pseudomonas Infection (pseudomonas infection is caused by a bacterium, pseudomonas aeruginosa): 4 people, 100.00%
  4. Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets): 4 people, 100.00%
  5. Enterococcal Infection: 4 people, 100.00%
  6. Escherichia Infection (bacterial infection by escherichia coli): 4 people, 100.00%
  7. Hepatic Failure (liver failure): 4 people, 100.00%
  8. Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease): 4 people, 100.00%
  9. Hepatitis C: 3 people, 75.00%
  10. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 3 people, 75.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Bladder Cancer: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Transitional Cell Carcinoma (cancer tumour inner most layer of urinary system): 1 person, 25.00%
  3. Malignant Urinary Tract Neoplasm (cancer tumour of urinary tract organs): 1 person, 25.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Gemzar and have Zieve syndrome?

Check whether Zieve syndrome is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on gemcitabine hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Gemzar) and Gemzar (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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