imatinib, Gleevec (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects include fluid retention, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, nausea and vomiting, abdominal distention, swelling of arms and legs, rash, itching, fever, dizziness, and muscle pain. Serious side effects include fever associated with reduced white blood cells, reduced platelets and red blood cell counts, infection, stomach or intestinal bleeding, bleeding in the brain, heart failure, reduced liver function, and fluid in the lungs.

Last Editorial Review: 10/14/2011

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