Gleevec and Angiosarcoma - from FDA reports

Angiosarcoma is reported only by a few people who take Gleevec. We study 26,043 people who have side effects while taking Gleevec from FDA. Among them, 2 have Angiosarcoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Angiosarcoma and more.

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On Jul, 28, 2018

26,043 people reported to have side effects when taking Gleevec.
Among them, 2 people (0.01%) have Angiosarcoma

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gleevec cause Angiosarcoma?

Gender of people who have Angiosarcoma when taking Gleevec *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Angiosarcoma when taking Gleevec *:

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

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Malignant Neoplasm Progression (cancer tumour came back): 2 people, 100.00%
  2. Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets): 1 person, 50.00%
  3. Neoplasm Recurrence (reoccurrence of tumour): 1 person, 50.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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