A 46-year-old member asked:
can you tell me about hydroxyurea 500 mg availability?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Available: 500mg oral tab of hydroxyurea is available in US. Is that your question?. The dosing of hydroxyurea, however, should be monitored by a doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How long can you safely take hydrea (hydroxyurea)?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Risks vs. Benefits: Hydroxyurea is used to treat sickle cell anemia and some leukemias (blood cancers). As will most medications, there is no official time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks of "not treating" and of drug side effects, versus the benefits of using hydroxyurea.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What is hydrea (hydroxyurea) usually used to treat?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Diabetology 64 years experience
Tumors: Hydrea (hydroxyurea) has been used to treat certain cancers such as melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and some head and neck tumors. It has also been used in patients with sickle cell anemia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
My mom was prescribed mylocel (hydroxyurea). How does that work?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Antimetabolite: Mylocel, or hydroxyurea, is a form of chemotherapy that works to lower blood counts particularly in patients with leukemia such as chronic myelogenous leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders including polycythemia rubra vera and essential thrombocytosis. Short term side effects may include nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, poor appetite, and nail thickening. Long term effects may include infertility.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
What can I do to alleviate fatigue from essential thrombocythemia and hydrea (hydroxyurea)?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Discuss it with Dr: Fatigue is subjective? Age? How much fatigued ? What is your hemoglobin (red cell), white cell and platelet counts? Hydroxyurea is used to reduce the platelet number and might reduce as a side effect the hemoglobin and/or the white cells. There are newer mediations which might be used. Go and discuss the problem with your oncologist, who knows you better than me! do not hesitate to go and ask.
5682 viewsReviewed Mar 31, 2019
A 35-year-old member asked:
My dad has to take hydroxyurea. Why?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Blood disorder: My suspicion is that he has a blood disorder called a myeloproliferative neoplasm. His bone marrow is probably making too many of one or more cells. This medication treats this to prevent any complications of over production. Hope this helps.
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