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imatinib

Side Effects

List imatinib side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with imatinib:

Common side effects of imatinib:

  • Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusSevere
  • AnemiaSevere
  • AscitesSevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Escape of Fluid into the LungsSevere
  • Fluid in the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
  • Fluid in the LungsSevere
  • HemorrhageSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • Water RetentionSevere
  • BackacheLess Severe
  • Bone PainLess Severe
  • ChillsLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • CrampsLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Excessive Watery EyesLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of imatinib:

  • Canker SoreSevere
  • Fluid Accumulation Around the EyeSevere
  • Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
  • PneumoniaSevere
  • The FluSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the EsophagusLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • Dry SkinLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • NosebleedLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
  • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe

Rare side effects of imatinib:

  • A Rupture in the Wall of the Stomach or IntestineSevere
  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Accumulation of Blood in Subdural Space Under Skull BoneSevere
  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Acute Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
  • Blocked Bowels with No MovementSevere
  • Blood Circulation Failure due to Serious Heart ConditionSevere
  • Burning StomachSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
  • Collection of Clotted Blood in an Organ, Space or TissueSevere
  • ConfusedSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Failure of the Left Ventricle of the HeartSevere
  • Fast HeartbeatSevere
  • Fingernail and/or Toenail DiseaseSevere
  • FitSevere
  • Fluid Accumulation in the BrainSevere
  • Heart Compression caused by Excess Fluid in the CoveringSevere
  • Heart FailureSevere
  • Hemorrhage from the Conjunctiva of the EyeSevere
  • Hemorrhage of the Vitreous of the EyeSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • High Pressure Within the SkullSevere
  • Hypereosinophilic SyndromeSevere
  • Increased Pressure in EyesSevere
  • Inflammation of the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
  • Inflammation of the Large IntestineSevere
  • Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
  • Inflammation of the Skin with BlistersSevere
  • Large Purple or Brown Skin BlotchesSevere
  • Lichenoid Dermatitis Drug ReactionSevere
  • Liver FailureSevere
  • Macular Swelling and Degeneration of the EyeSevere
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetSevere
  • Optic Disk EdemaSevere
  • Pink EyeSevere
  • PsoriasisSevere
  • Retinal HemorrhageSevere
  • Skin DiscolorationSevere
  • Skin Rash with SloughingSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Stomach UlcerSevere
  • Sweet's DiseaseSevere
  • Tingling, Pain, Redness and Edema of Hands and FeetSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Tumor BleedingSevere
  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • Blurred VisionLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Dry EyeLess Severe
  • Feeling FaintLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Joint StiffnessLess Severe
  • Loss of MemoryLess Severe
  • Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
  • Obstruction of a Blood Vessel by a Blood ClotLess Severe
  • Occasional Numbness, Prickling, or Tingling of Fingers and ToesLess Severe
  • Ringing in the EarsLess Severe
  • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
  • Skin Disease Characterized by Swollen Itching LesionsLess Severe
  • Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe
  • Underactive ThyroidLess Severe
  • Weight GainLess Severe

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