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Will hydroxyurea cause excessive sweating?

Will hydroxyurea cause excessive sweating?

Not realy: On one hand: Hydroxyurea does not cause excessive sweatingexcessive sweating is not one of the side effects associated with taking hydroxyurea, a medication used in the treatment of some types of cancer, according to the mayo clinic and medline plus. ...Read more

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Can Hydroxyurea cause polycythemia vera to mutate into leukemia?

Can Hydroxyurea cause polycythemia vera to mutate into leukemia?

Controversial: There is a risk of transformation to acute leukemia just from having P Vera. But it is very low. Whether hydroxyurea increases that risk has not be definitively answered. Most hematologists find the benefit of controlling the disease greatly outweighs the risk. There is a new drug - Jakafi (ruxolitinib) - just approved for PV if not well controlled or if side effects of HU too great. Talk to your hematologist. ...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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Could hydroxyurea therapy cause leukemia and/or lymphoma among patients?

Possibly: The agent is considered mutagenic and although the risk is low, it is a real one. ...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 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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Can one drink alcohol while taking hydroxyurea ?

Can one drink alcohol while taking hydroxyurea ?

Yes, but...: In moderation, there should be no interaction between alcohol and hydroxyurea. If you take Hydroxyurea for sickle cell anemia, you should be careful with alcohol because alcohol can lead to dehydration which can precipitate a sickle crisis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sickle cell disease- hydroxyurea?

Well tolerated drug.: Hydrea (hydroxyurea) is a chemotherapy like drug that can help prevent painful crises in patients with sickle cell disease. It is well tolerated for the most part. There can be fatigue, mouth sores and loose stools. It will routinely lower the white blood cell count and platelets, but not to dangerous levels. Hemoglobin may actually improve. There is ? Of leukemia risk in other diseases, but not in scd. ...Read more

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Can hydrea (hydroxyurea) be used to help children with sickle cell disease?

Yes: In the treatment of sickle-cell disease, hydroxycarbamide increases the concentration of fetal hemoglobin. The precise mechanism of action is not yet clearbut it seems to activate of gammaglobin synthesis necessary for fetal hemoglobin. This stops the rapidly growing cells that turn into sickle cells. ...Read more

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Could hydrea (hydroxyurea) possibly help children with sickle cell disease?

Yes: Hydre increases a type of hemoglobin called fetal hemoglobin in sicle cell patients and this prevents the sickle cells from breaking up easily. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can reduce need for transfusions and patients may have less pain crises, chest sydrome and other complications. ...Read more

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How long does anagrelide or hydroxyurea takes time to reduces platelet counts?

How long does anagrelide or hydroxyurea takes time to reduces platelet counts?

Half life of platele: the half life time ( t/2) is the number of days that needed to reduce the platelet count to half its number. the platelet T/2 is 7-10 days . in other words it needs 7-10 days to see effect of the drugs ( if the drug is working) ...Read more

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What will happen if healthy person took hydroxyurea..does it decreases platelet count?

Hydroxyurea: Hydroxyurea is a chemotherapy drug and should not be used in healthy people. It will cause suppression of the bone marrow that can lead to low white blood cells, anemia (low red blood cells) and also low platelets. It is a potentially dangerous medication that should only be used as prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy bring additional benefits to thalassemic patients on hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

Can homeopathy bring additional benefits to thalassemic patients on hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

No: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added. ...Read more

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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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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 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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