Side effect(s) of Imatinib

Read the side effects of Imatinib as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Heart- Compression of the heart, inflammation of the pericardium and blood clot.

Central nervous System- Loss of strength, fatigue/lethargy, flu like symptoms, headache, dizziness, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, decreased tactile sensibility, tingling, weakness, CNS hemorrhage and swelling of the brain.

Skin- Rash/desquamation, itching, baldness, sweating, dry skin, redness of the skin and flushing.

Eye and ENT- Eye edema, inflammation of the nose and pharynx, increased tears, pharynx and the esophagus pain, runny nose, blurred vision, bleeding in conjunctiva, dry eye and eyelid swelling.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, dry mouth, gastritis, loss of appetite, difficulty in swallowing, gastro esophageal reflux, GI bleeding, gas, intestinal obstruction, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, abdominal distention and tumor hemorrhage/tumor necrosis.

Blood-Bleeding, decrease in white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin, subdural hematoma (SDH).

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.
* It may affect blood-clot, avoid unusual bruising or injury.
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