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    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    3/19/2018 3:57:55 AM

    Reviewer: Rachel Wilde, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had a 5 cm Gastrointestinal Stroma Tumor removed from my stomach about a year ago and have been on Gleevec 400 mg from bonhoa.com since Nov. 2017. Main side effects are occasional muscle cramping that can be intense, mild periorbital edema, mild-moderate nausea. Most worrisome for me is a very low ANC (absolute neutrophil count) that is being closely monitored. Hope everything will be okay.

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    1/29/2018 8:35:38 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Mt side effects from Gleevec are Joint pain and severe leg cramps and anxiety

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    2/27/2017 5:45:05 PM

    Reviewer: Mike, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    after 16 months on Sprycel, I experienced both pleural and heart effusion so was shifted to Gleevec. 6 weeks in, rash, stained teeth and dry eye with chronic conjunctivitis.Too soon to evaluate effectiveness, about a month away from first BAL with new drug. More later

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    3/20/2016 6:08:43 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male 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:
    Some early cycle gastro discomfort. Generally effective and over time, my body adjusted to the medicine.

    Condition: Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    8/22/2014 3:25:45 PM

    Reviewer: Tex, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have had few side effects with this medication and CML has been in clinical remission since being on Gleevec for six months. I have now been on it for 18 months. After 6 months on the medicine my cardiologist noted reduction of heart function or ejection fraction from 55% prior to Gleevec to 45%. After 6 more months of treatment, heart function declined further to 40%. My oncologist was cons ... Show Full Comment

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