Please let me know if there is an antihistamine acceptable to take with Gleevec. Unable to get Novartis drug company to tell me... they say ask your doctor.
Can you take an antihistamine with Gleevec?
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:47 AM
You need to avoid products containing Tylenol but it is ok to take Zrtek. I recently checked with my pharmacist because I was battling a bad cold.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:06 AM
I take Clariton everyday, the above post said check drug interaction. Also check with your doctor and ask a pharmacist as they are very informative on drug interaction
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:38 AM
Benedryl is definitely safe to take.
"You can't change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails."
DX 12/08; Gleevec 400mg; liver toxicity; Sprycel 100mg.; CCyR 4/10; MMR 8/10; Pleural Effusion 2/12; Sprycel 50mg. Maintaining MMR; 2/15 PCRU; 8/16 drifting in and out of undetected like a wave meeting the shore. Retired 12/23/2016! 18 months of PCRU, most recent at Mayo on 7/25/17 was negative at their new sensitivity reporting of 0.003.<p>
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:40 AM
Since everyone is an individual, to be 100% safe you should always check with your doctor whenever you are going to take something. Even better, make a list of common things you take when you get a cold, allergies, stomach ache, head ache etc and bring it with you to next appt and ask the doctor if any are an issue. A pharmacist will have a comprehensive database to look up interactions as well.
Having said that, I am on Gleevec and I have taken Benadryl, Claritin, and Nasonex for allergies.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:47 PM
I take Allegra D 12-hour for spring allergies along with Gleevec and haven't had any problems.
Dan - Atlanta, GA
CML CP Diagnosed March 2011
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