Gleevec Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

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COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Fluid In The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Backache
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive Watery Eyes
  • Fever
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Decreased Number Of Lymphocytes In The Blood
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • An Increase In Uric Acid Due To Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Canker Sores
  • Chest Pain
  • Depression
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs
  • Fluid Accumulation Around The Eye
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Pink Eye
  • Pneumonia
  • The Flu
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Bone Pain
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Gas
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Pain
  • Hemorrhage From The Conjunctiva Of The Eye
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Night Sweats
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Gain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Nail Disorder
  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stomach Ulcer
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Drug-Related Rash Called Lichenoid Dermatitis
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • An Ovarian Cyst
  • Angina, A Type Of Chest Pain
  • Ascites
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bleeding From The Retina
  • Bleeding Of An Ovarian Cyst
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Blocked Bowels With Decreased Peristaltic Movement
  • Blood Circulation Failure Due To Serious Heart Condition
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Confusion
  • Diverticulitis
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Erythrodysesthesia Or Tingling, Pain, Redness, And Edema In The Hands And Feet
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fluid Accumulation In The Brain
  • Glaucoma, An Increased Pressure In The Eye
  • Hematoma, A Collection Of Blood Outside Of The Blood Vessels
  • Hemorrhage Of The Vitreous Of The Eye
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Pressure Within The Skull
  • Increase In The Number Of Platelets In The Blood
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Inflammation Of The Large Intestine
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Left Ventricular Heart Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Lung Failure Causing Loss Of Breath
  • Lung Tissue Problem
  • Macular Swelling And Degeneration Of The Eye
  • Optic Disk Edema
  • Osteonecrosis, The Death Of Bone Tissue Due To A Lack Of Blood Supply
  • Pericardial Tamponade, A Disorder Of The Heart
  • Psoriasis
  • Reactivation Of Hepatitis B Infection
  • Seizures
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Subdural Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Sweet's Disease
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, A Type Of Blood Disorder
  • Tumor Bleeding
  • Vascular Ectasia, Or Dilation Of Blood Vessels In The Antrum Of The Stomach

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Migraine Headache
  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Blurred Vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Eye
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Fainting
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Itching
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Memory Loss
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon, A Condition Where Blood Vessels Constrict Too Much With Coldness Or Stress
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Disease Characterized By Swollen Itching Lesions
  • Taste Impairment
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

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