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Are hydroxyurea and clexane usually given together?

Are hydroxyurea and clexane usually given together?

Depends on situation: What is the reason Hydroxyurea is being given? One use of Hydroxyurea is to treat resistant chronic myelocytic leukemia (cml, a cancer of white blood cells). Cancers increase risk of blood clots (dvt), which can be treated w enoxaparin (clexane) in such a case, both would be given. If in hospital, meds like enoxaparin can be used to prevent dvt. Other scenarios exist in which both could be used. ...Read more

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My dad has to take hydroxyurea. Why?

My dad has to take hydroxyurea. Why?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a form og clexane tablet that can be taken during pregnancy?

Is there a form og clexane tablet that can be taken during pregnancy?

Yes: Clexane is a low molecular weight heparin and is category B, the FDA category of drugs considered safe in pregnancy. If there is an indication, your doctor should have no problem with using it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do I need to inject clexane everydays till my leg is ok? What happen if I do it once per 2 days?

Do I need to inject clexane everydays till my leg is ok? What happen if I do it once per 2 days?

Every day: I am assuming you are on clexane (called Lovenox (enoxaparin) in the us) because of a blood clot in your leg. You have to use it daily. If you delay a day, the clot can become bigger. Worse, it might break off and lodge in your lung, which can be deadly. Please call your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can you safely take hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

How long can you safely take hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

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. ...Read more

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What is hydrea (hydroxyurea) usually used to treat?

What is hydrea (hydroxyurea) usually used to treat?

Many diseases: This antimetabolite has been used for >100yrs in treating benign & malignant conditions including sickle cell disease, essential thrombocytosis, p. Vera, cml, prostate cancer, psoriasis, & even aids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydroxyurea 500 mg availability?

Can you tell me about hydroxyurea 500 mg availability?

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. ...Read more

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What does small amounts of hydroxyurea in blood mean?

What does small amounts of hydroxyurea in blood mean?

Treatment/exposure: Hydroxyurea is a drug used to treat certain blood disorders, some cancers, and HIV disease. If you not on this medicine you may be exposed to it in other ways such as handling it for a loved one. If neither is the case, please consult a healthcare provider asap. ...Read more

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Can hair relaxers cause a problem if taking hydroxyurea?

Can hair relaxers cause a problem if taking hydroxyurea?

I do tink so: Drug interactions there are no data on concomitant use of Hydroxyurea with other drugs in humans. ...Read more

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My mom was prescribed mylocel (hydroxyurea). How does that work?

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. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood clotting when on clexane, is this just a normal side effect?

I'm having symptoms of blood clotting when on clexane, is this just a normal side effect?

Anticoagulant: Cleaned (enoxaparin) makes blood less likely to clot. Bruising and hematoma so may occur. If you have a blood clot this drug is given. If you are getting more blood clots with the drug there is a problem that can be serious. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Pls advice about the standard /perfect age to taking Hydroxyurea of a e beta thallassemia child?

1 month old: Homozygous hemoglobin E disease (genetic; inherited from both parents) gives mild beta thalassemia & anemia & mildly enlarged spleen; probably doesn't need treatment. Hgb E beta thalassemia disease (E from 1 parent, beta thal from the other): severe incurable disease. Hydroxyurea safe in infants. My guess: start early as possible after 1 mo old. Do discuss this with your pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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"Hydroxyurea may affect fertility (ability to have children), whether a man or a woman."Please advice..

"Hydroxyurea may affect fertility (ability to have children), whether a man or a woman."Please advice..

Chemotherapy: It is a chemotherapy drug (a mild one, that doesn't have severe side effects, once it has been checked, worries about it lowering blood counts too much are not much). It does lower sperm quality and that effect can last after it is stopped. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17316339 ...Read more

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Can I take pregnacare whilst on clexane?

Can I take pregnacare whilst on clexane?

Should be OK: No known interactions between clexane and pregnacare. Clexane is pregnancy risk: category b (no evidence of risk in humans). ...Read more

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