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Does your hair fall out when taking gleevec?

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nonna1623 17 Jan 2020

I have been on Gleevec since 08 and not had any signs of hair loss until the last 6 months. I don’t know if the med is the cause of my hair loss.

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Lynn1621 3 April 2013

I have been taking gleevec for 13 years now, and I never lost my hair …yet…
But I know some peoples that is on gleevec and they are losing their hair… a bit at a time…

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jerrY_clements 2 Feb 2013

On a positive note, your hair may even get darker and gray may fade!
Each case howereevr is different some do lose their hair. Small price to pay for many additional years of life (wife is going on 13 years and is AGAIN undetectable with a small dosagfe change.

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chazz391 4 Feb 2013

Your wife must have been on Gleevec from the begining. So happy for her.

sophieleo 23 Sep 2012

No i took gleevec for 18 months and had no problem with my hair..

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itsmetoo2 19 Feb 2010

Yes, this is one of the side effects.

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1950mom 19 Feb 2010

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