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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

Dr. Margaret Shipp
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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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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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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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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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Can hydroxyurea prevent priapism?

Let me try: Priapism is a rare condition which causes a persistent, and often painful, penile erection. An antineoplastic drug (hydroxyurea) may prevent future episodes of priapism for patients with sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Does taking durea (hydroxyurea) reduces platelets count?

It can: Reduction in white blood cell count usually occurs before platelet count decreases. See this site for more info on side effects. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/hydroxyurea-oral-route/side-effects/DRG-20068109 ...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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