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When does patent expire on Gleevec? When will generic be available in U.S.?

Posted 10 Sep 2012 by tiredandbroke 4 answers

Taking it for CML for 7 years now.It has quadrupled in price.5 yrs away from Medicare,don't think I can work that long.

Does your hair fall out when taking gleevec?

Posted 18 Feb 2010 by 1950mom 4 answers

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - Started on Gleevec in March 2012, has worked great but I am so?

Posted 20 Dec 2012 5 answers

... tired of being tired, will this continue? I could use a nap a few hours after waking up most days. Started on Gleevec March 2012, working great!

Just started Sprycel 100mg. 2 weeks ago for CML, what are some of the side effects experienced by?

Posted 21 Aug 2010 by sprangtj 5 answers

... 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 ...

How long did you have to take Gleevec for?

Posted 28 Nov 2013 by Graci12 2 answers

My husband just started Gleevec for gist the tumor was removed and we were told he would be on gleevac for 1 to 3 years. But according to what i have read he may never get off. Has anybody gotten off?

Is there anything that can lessen the side effects of diarrhea from Gleevec? Not room for?

Posted 17 Dec 2009 by fanatribe266 4 answers

My mom is taking the medicine called gleevec for gastrointestinal stromal tumors. This is the second time around with the drug. The first time she had her tumor removed and it stayed away with the gleevec for five years. A few little tumors came back, (if they ever were completely gone) a few ...

I have CML leukemia and I get anxiety really bad. I take a form of chemo pill called Gleevec daily?

Posted 1 Apr 2011 by dee145 3 answers

... for the rest of my life. I am in remission but I have awful shakes, anxiety or Gleevec causes tremors. Take your pick, i have been told it's one of them. I have been taking 1mg xanax in the morning and 1 in the afternoon and then one at bedtime. I also take 60mgs of Elavil at bedtime to ...

Gleevec - prob w/weight gain but not swelling of feet,ankles,etc... despite watching calorie?

Posted 30 Apr 2011 by Sunshine54 2 answers

Ive gained 18 ponds in just 5 months on Gleevec and it's driving me mad!!! I had surgery for GIST last Oct (2010)... 95%was removed & Gleevec is working well on what was left behind but not without weight gain,muscle ache, major fatigue, & blood counts stabilized after 1st month being ...

Can't swallow gleevec so cut in half to swallow..Will I get all effect of medication?

Posted 8 Jun 2011 by SMILE 13 2 answers

To bitter to dissolve in water or apple juice..So I asked a cancer rn she stated to look if there is a score line cut it there..Also heard if it has a sl on medication not supposed to be cut... Who right...

Gleevec - do the side effects go away with time, is sun an issue, what can I expect?

Posted 31 Jan 2012 by thaas728 1 answer

Recently diagnosed with CML startd taking Gleevec 3 weeks ago..I have the shakes, anxiety and feel nauseous..does my body need time to adjust or should I expect this to last... I umpire baseball in the summer months what can i expect as far as fatiques and pain,do i need to give up umpiring Dr says ...

Does Gleevec affect a man`s sex life?

Posted 28 Nov 2013 by Graci12 2 answers

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - I currently take Glevec 400 qd for CML. I have horrible leg?

Posted 24 Feb 2015 by mswerlein02 2 answers

... bone pain with other bones hurting but not as bad as the legs. Any others with the same or similar problem?

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - This is dee145 and you can read my previous posts about my CML?

Posted 14 Jun 2011 by dee145 2 answers

... and the anxiety I have. I just found out yesterday I am in full blown menopause so that adds to the mix now. What is caused from the Gleevec or the menopause? Does any one else have this issue or had it? i go later today to find out if I am still PCRU. I am so nervous, I alway get that way till ...

Can gleevec cause heartburn?

Posted 23 Dec 2012 by spence2 1 answer

My husband is on 400 mg of gleevec and every night duriing the night he has terrible reflux -- sometimes during the day but mostly during the night. He eats Tums and is on prescription strengthh Protonix and Prevacid(?). Can the reflux be caused by gleevec

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