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Imatinib Mesylate

Popular Brands: : Gleevec, Glivec, Imatinib Mesylate, Imatinib, Sti571
Official FDA Reports89,219
Social Media Events2,050
Total Posts2,128
Avg. Review Score3.52/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Imatinib Mesylate
Brands and Other Names
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Manufacturers
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Imatinib Mesylate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Imatinib Mesylate

Arthralgia

400mg daily of Gleevec . Initial side effects included: severe nausea, bone & joint pain . Have learned that if I take it immediately before going to bed then get asleep, I don't have to deal with the...


Source: Gleevec

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Hair Growth Abnormal

... Have learned that if I take it immediately before going to bed then get asleep, I don't have to deal with the nausea (which is tolerable now, but annoying). Hair growth is exponential...waxing of ey...


Source: Gleevec

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Nausea

400mg daily of Gleevec . Initial side effects included: severe nausea , bone & joint pain. Have learned that if I take it immediately before going to bed then get asleep, I don't have to deal with the...


Source: Gleevec

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By mcparlandk in fdb.rxlist.com on October 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

My dose keeps going up as years go by. No one knos why ?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Maureen in fdb.rxlist.com on October 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I've been on synthroid for over 10 years! I have my tsh levels checked at least once a year and sometimes more! My medication can change quite often. You need to have a blood test at least once a yea...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Overweight, Fatigue, Alopecia

Posted By Queen B in fdb.rxlist.com on October 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

een on Synthroid for more than 10 years...It never changed a thing...Still no energy, overweight, thin hair, and feel like crap all the time...The Dr. smiles and says I am just fine!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on August 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Eructation, Nausea, Burning sensation, Discomfort

Posted By kbrewer in fdb.rxlist.com on August 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Took Levothyroxin for 3 months and gradually became so ill,with burning in stomach,belching,nauseated within 10 minutes after taking it,was switched to Synthroid and it's starting all over again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By HashimotoMama in fdb.rxlist.com on July 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Same as Levoxyl - does NOTHING to help me feel better!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By GetOffMyChair in fdb.rxlist.com on July 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I've never been one to trust pills, but after I gained about 50lbs for what seemed like no reason, I saw my doctor and it ended up being my thyroid. I don't have insurance, and so I actually have to b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Ellejay in fdb.rxlist.com on July 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

After a few months on Synthroid, I hadn't noticed any improvement & Doc said (and continues to say) give it time...it will improve. It's now 9+ years...and still waiting for improvement...and looking ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By sick person in fdb.rxlist.com on May 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I've only been on this for a few weeks, but I definitely noticed a difference in what my symptoms were that made go and get my thyroid checked. Hopefully as my body adjusts I'll start to feel better o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Abdominal discomfort, Lethargy, Hypertension, Insomnia, Congenital eye disorder

Posted By kc in fdb.rxlist.com on April 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... not refilled it and now two days off of it and i feel really good and checked my BP and it has dropped significantly. My eyes feel and look better and I am not feeling lethargic and woozy like i have ...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.