Were you looking for more information on Gleevec? Gleevick is a common misspelling of Gleevec.
Certain types of cancer can be treated with Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate), including dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, leukemia, and a certain kind of gastrointestinal tumor. It comes in tablet form and works by blocking an enzyme needed by cancer cells to grow and multiply.
As with any medication, side effects are possible. For example, during treatment with Gleevec, you may be at greater risk of developing certain complications, such as heart problems, liver problems, or bleeding disorders. In addition, drug interactions are possible and there are common side effects to be aware of. For example, 73 to 86 percent of people reported fluid retention, fatigue, and nausea in clinical trials.
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