IMBRUVICA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia “I am a female going on 79 years old. I was first diagnosed with CLL in 2013, when my primary doctor noticed a rise in my WBC. I started seeing my present Oncologist in November of 2014. At one of my visits in 2015 he informed me that my WBC had reached 295,000. When I asked him if there was an alternative to chemo, that is when he put me on Imbruvica (3 pills a a day) -that was in August of 2015. I am still taking the same dosage of Imbruvica and my WBC is at 10,000. My visits to my doctor are now six months apart. No side affects.”

Asti Kitty January 25, 2018

For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia “Wow…I’m seeing a theme here! My husband began Imbruvica for CLL in June 2017 and we were both telling everyone that it was a miracle drug. Then at 3:00 AM on 12/30/17, he went into sudden cardiac arrest without any warning. It is an absolute miracle that he survived at all and he still has a long recovery ahead. I think this needs to get more coverage based on the number of people who have suddenly died – or almost died!!”

BingBang (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 25, 2018

For Graft-versus-host disease “About me: AML, stem cell transplant survivor with GVHD. How Imbruvica helped: I started imbruvica in 4/17. Prior to taking it I was completely debilitated. After 4 full months on the drug I noted marked improvement. Now I am able to walk, light lifting, and carry out regular activity with much less fatigue and pain. My skin GVHD is not showing any symptoms. It’s been a god send! Side effects: I noticed cramping at about 5 months and back & joint pain at 8 months. The cramping became severe however it is managed well with tonic water. The pain is extreme at times – but so far outweighs the GVHD symptoms.”

Mfirmes January 9, 2018

For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia “He was doing so well on this treatment. But then he had a sudden cardiac arrest. It took 16 hours to get his heart to stabilize. He was shocked more than 20 times. He remains in the hospital three weeks later. His heart, brain, lungs are damaged. He cannot walk. He is a father of 2 teens and had just celebrated his 47th birthday.”

Best friend’s husband November 16, 2017

For Mantle Cell Lymphoma “For the first few months, I experienced some diarrhea. Then this condition subsided.For about a year, I experienced tingling in my hands and feet. Now, after about 15 months, this feeling is almost gone.Lymphoma had been found in my small intestine. After 15 months of imbruvica use, I have gained weight to a healthy level”

Robertmcl (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 24, 2017

For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia “My husband took 3 Imbruvica before bedtime and died the next day from Sudden Cardiac Arrest”

Poor Rudy July 7, 2017

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