Gleevec

Side Effects of Gleevec

Just like any medicine, Gleevec can cause side effects. Although not everyone who uses the drug will have problems, most people will experience some adverse reactions during treatment.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are mild and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
 
Common side effects of Gleevec include but are not limited to:
 
  • Fluid retention (edema or swelling)
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Diarrhea.
     
(Click Gleevec Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Gleevec can potentially react with a number of other medicines (see Gleevec Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Gleevec Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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