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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Gleevec Oral.

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Condition: Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
1/12/2010 9:09:28 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Gleevec has saved my life! 6yrs in remission. It worked for me instantly.I have been at zero for all of my 6yrs. Thank God,Thank Dr. Druker for giving me my life back. Side effects too few to worry about! Life is Good!!!!!!

Condition: Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
7/7/2009 8:52:00 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this drug since 2002 and have had little or no side effects. Occasional bouts of dirarea and possibly some weight gain although I was overweight when I began taking the drug. I am delighted and grateful for Gleevec

Condition: Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
7/6/2009 11:57:31 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on gleevec since Jan 2006. works well, but a lot of side effects. weight gain. 30 lbs. diarrhea, hair loss, sensitive to sun, tiredness, no energy. bone pain, muscle cramps, and more. but is keeping my blood counts normal.

Condition: Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
3/12/2009 3:13:50 PM

Reviewer: buckeyegal , 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on this drug for alomst 2yrs. I call it the Mircle Drug. I had some side effects like weight gain (40 pounds),leg cramping and dirrahea. Other than that Life has been GOOD.

Condition: Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
2/5/2009 11:03:11 PM

Reviewer: railroadbob, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been in remission over 6 years with this drug. The only side effect I have had is muscle cramps. It is very expensive but it works. I was on interferon for 2 1/2 years before this and the side effects were much worse

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