... some of you? Gleevec (I was on it for 2 1/2yrs.) didn't show it's real side effects on me until I was on it for 2 months or more. So far my bloodwork is alot better i.e. platelets, red & white cells. I lost a lot of weight while on Gleevec & now my appetite is better, gained 10 lbs. I would like to know of any side effects I may or may not get that u all are experiencing. Thanks!
I have not taken this medication and no one is answering, so I just want to help you because I care about humanity.
Now I take different meds or combo, and the interactions are major, but I have experienced 3 side effects in 21 years. This does not mean you will experience some or none, you have taken chemicals (meds) before so your organism has built up tolerance to medications, you are not a first time user of meds, this one of course yes, but the odds are to your favour from my experience.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
pale skin, weakness;
easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums);
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
black, bloody, or tarry stools;
vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds;
sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; or
Less serious side effects may include:
mild skin rash;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea; or
muscle or joint pain.
Report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Take care and have a nice day..OK.
I have PH+ ALL and I was taking gleevac. I had trouble with nausea, rashes, edemas, and fatigue. My Dr took me off after a couple of months and we tried sprycel. Unfortunately within a week I was almost bedridden with muscle fatigue and pain. He just took me off and now the gleevac side effects seem minimal in comparison. Hopefully you have had better results.
I have been on sprycel for 1 1/2 yrs and have had some major side effects, but I also had some bad side effects with Gleevec and Tasigna. The worst sice effect I had with this medication was that I had a serious life threatening lung infection. I had taken it for about 6 months when I developed a cough and pain on my right side. I also had a temp. of 104 and started to cough up blood. I was in ICU for about a month. After I got out of the hosp., I tried to restart my 100mg dosage, but the side effects were awful! I couldn't really get out of bed. I had horrible muscle cramps and bone pain. They then decided to switch my dosage to 50mg and have stayed on that dosage. They think that I am extremely sensitive to all these medications. I hope this medication has been working for you. I have heard that Sprycel is supposed to have the least side effects of all the CML meds.
I don't know if I am any help or not as I've only been on sprycel for 2 months but the only side effects I've experienced are being tired,hungry and not able to sleep. The med's don't seem to mind if I take them with or without food. I take mine in the morning and elavil at nite to sleep. Getting a good nite's sleep helps but still have tied spells.
I was diagnosed Aug. 13th with CML. I started Gleevec on Aug. 26 & by Sept. 26th WBC had gone from 110,000 to 3,000. I was nauseous every day. I had bone & muscle pain. My Dr. switched me to 100mg. of Sprycel. I took it for 5 days & felt like I had the flu. I woke up with vomit in my mouth twice. I had a heaviness on my chest & had a hard time breathing.I was very tired & I was suffering from depression. My Dr. took me off for 2 weeks & has put me on 80 mg. I started it 3 days ago & have woken up the past 2 days with a headache. Taking Sudafed & Ibuprofen has helped. I am really tired & just am not feeling well. I am hoping & praying this will lessen in time. The two weeks off of the meds I felt better than I had in months.
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