mom gets severe acid reflux and pain in her side ... and hair is thinning - have others noticed this .. any ideas.. thanks much
Imatinib mesylate (Gleevac) selectively inhibits bcr/abl and other tyrosine kinases, such as c-kit and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor.
Hair loss is a well recognized side effect of Imatinib (Gleevac). It does not occur in everyone but is associated with hair loss in a proportion.
1. Ergene U1, Ozbalci D. Successful management of imatinib despite alopecia and nail necrosis.Transfus Apher Sci. 2013 Apr;48(2):271-2.
2. Yun SK et al. J Dermatol. 2014 Jan;41(1):107-8.
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