My mom is 86 yo and she has leukemia and was prescribed imbruvica.
We had a discussion with RN about possible side effects and RN was very exciting about how good the drug is.
My mom took the drug for two weeks and now she can't urinate. First time in her life. She wants badly but it doesn't go out of her. Yesterday I took her to ER and they stick catheter into her and she is in pain and constant "wanting to pee but can't". The catheter extracts the urine, but it doesn't help her to feel better... she is in pain.
The ER doctor spoke to her oncologist and he told to continue the pills. Mom's white cells count rose up to 80 from 50 from previous ER visit day before due to the bleeding from prolapse uterus which happened the very first time since she had it for at least 7 years.
It is weekend. I am very very worry. Can you please tell me if the imbruvica side effects reversible if the drug stopped? I am sure 100% it is side effect causing the urinating problem and bleeding.
My mom did extremely good on the old faction drug leukrn few years ago and I will ask the doctor to switch, but it's weekend, and until I get to the doctor, this question about urination .. will it reverse if the drug stopped?