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Gastric antral vascular ectasia reported in chronic myeloid leukaemia patients

The summary of product characteristics for Glivec (imatinib; Novartis) now states that gastric antral vascular ectasia, a rare cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage, has been reported in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia and other diseases. When needed, discontinuation of Glivec treatment may be considered.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2015.20067809

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