Research Article | Volume: 5, Issue: 2, February, 2015

Non-hematological Adverse Events of Imatinib in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Chronic Phase (CML-CP)

Mehrdad PayandehEdris Sadeghi Masoud Sadeghi   

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Published:  Feb 27, 2015

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50213

The aim of this study is survey of effects of Imatinib with dose 400 mg per day after 6 months in the patients with CML chronic phase. Between of 2010 - 2014, fifty four patients with high risk CML referred to Taleghani hospital in Kermanshah, Iran. We used the questionnaire about adverse events (AEs) of Imatinib capsule (Cipla manufacture, India) in these patients. For grading AEs, We used Common Terminology Criteria for AEs (CTCAE) manuscript (low AE equals grade 1, 2: high AE equals 3, 4 and grade 5 is optional) that diagram related to them was plotted with Excel 2007 software. 54 patients that referred to hospital, 27 patients were female and 27 patients were male. Mean of age for the patients was 45.7 ± 13.8 years (range, 23 to 78 years). Fatigue, (66.7%), myalgia (61.6%), joint pain (61.6%) and cramp (57.4%) are the most AEs in the patients after treatment of Imatinib. In the future studies we should evaluate non-hematological AEs for Imatinib in a lot of CML patients and apply to CTCAE manuscript exactly.

Keyword:     Chronic myeloid leukemiaFatigueImatinibMyalgia.


Mehrdad Payandeh, Edris Sadeghi, Masoud Sadeghi. Nonhematological Adverse Events of Imatinib in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Chronic Phase (CML-CP). J App Pharm Sci, 2015; 5 (02): 087-090.

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