Gleevec Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Gleevec are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath or new or worsening cough
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Pain in the right upper part of the stomach
  • An irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue
  • Vision or speech changes, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, or a severe headache
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • New or worsening stomach pain or cramping
  • Swelling in your hands, legs, ankles, or feet or a sudden weight gain
  • Severe diarrhea or diarrhea that does not go away (see Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea).
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