Gleevec Dosage

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I take Gleevec 400mg for CML. After a short period of time I experience some very rough side effects. Bones hurt, eyes are blurry, I feel like I am sick from my head to my toes, my chest is tight, my skin tingles, along with some others. I have been told to get off of them for 2 weeks and they pretty much go away. The BCR ABLE is 0 and other blood test results are in range. I keep thinking that the dosage is too high but my doctor won't reduce the dosage. Anyone know why? Or is it possibly something else?



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Verwon Says:

Unfortunately, all cancer medications are very harsh and can cause some annoying/unwanted side effects.

Nothing you've listed is unusual for the medication you've mentioned, according to the FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, stomach pain, and easy bruising.

Your dosage is also a normal one.

Are you on any other medications?

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