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Tommy247

139d

I just starting treatment, What are some common side effects of taking Gleevec, and how did you manage them?

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    • Fashionista

      84d

      Gleevec gave me diarrhea and loss of appetite. Staying hydrated and eating bland foods worked for me.

    • Fashionista

      84d

      Gleevec gave me diarrhea and loss of appetite. Staying hydrated and eating bland foods worked for me.

    • URbanEXPLORER

      84d

      Just started Gleevec myself. So far, mild fatigue and some headaches. I'm keeping a diary to track any changes.

    • trainsgain

      108d

      Hi Tommy, how is the treatment going?

    • sleepingzzz

      135d

      Hi ! I've been on Gleevec for a while. side effects were nausea and muscle cramps. Regular, light exercise and staying hydrated helped me a lot 👍

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Some common side effects of Gleevec (Imatinib) mentioned by patients include swelling, shortness of breath, bloating, and digestive issues. To manage these side effects, some patients have found it helpful to have small meals, avoid certain foods like milk, and stay hydrated. Ginger tea was also mentioned as a remedy for nausea. It's also important to communicate openly with your oncologist about any issues you're experiencing, as they can adjust your treatment plan and prescribe medications to alleviate some of the side effects.

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