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Side effects for Gleevec (Imatinib)

From clinical trials of Gleevec / Acute lymphoid leukemia  ( 1425)

  • Neutropenia (<750/µl)Neutropenia (<750/µl)71% for imatinib vs.34% for placebo
  • Thrombocytopenia (<75,000/µl)Thrombocytopenia (<75,000/µl)55% for imatinib vs.51% for placebo
  • Hepatic (transaminase and/or bilirubin)Hepatic (transaminase and/or bilirubin)22% for imatinib vs.17% for placebo
  • InfectionInfection17% for imatinib vs.14% for placebo
  • Low blood potassiumLow blood potassium9% for imatinib vs.5% for placebo
  • Nausea and/or vomitingNausea and/or vomiting4% for imatinib vs.1% for placebo
  • Mouth and lip swellingMouth and lip swelling3% for imatinib vs.2% for placebo
  • Excessive bleedingExcessive bleeding2% for imatinib vs.1% for placebo
  • Loss of appetiteLoss of appetite2% for imatinib vs.1% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea2% for imatinib vs.0% for placebo

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Gleevec (Imatinib)

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The FDA category for this medication is D. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits