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Gleevec oral

Does Gleevec oral have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with Gleevec oral:

Common side effects of Gleevec oral:

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

Infrequent side effects of Gleevec oral:

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

Rare side effects of Gleevec oral:

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

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