Hydrea

Active Ingredient(s): Hydroxyurea
FDA Approved: * December 7, 1967
Pharm Company: * BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
Category: HIV / AIDS

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Hydrea Overview

Hydroxycarbamide, also known as hydroxyurea, is a medication used in sickle-cell disease, chronic myelogenous leukemia, cervical cancer, and polycythemia vera.[1][2] In sickle-cell disease it increases hemoglobin and decreases the number of attacks.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include bone marrow suppression, fevers, loss of appetite, psychiatric problems, shortness of breath, and headaches.[1]...

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who has tried weaning off hydrea

going to wean off hydrea to obtain 400 or less platelet levels before going off of it. taking 500mg 2x weekly. Dr. say take l cap and 2cap every other day. Present plt level is 570. Research I came up with quote to increase extra capsules for one day a week .eg.., (2) caps 6 days &, 3caps 1 day, that hydrea works on a weekly basis rather than daily dose. Researched,support groups, peer reviews, no answers, Appreciate any informations or eads ## Hi adail, How are you? I don't have experience with this medication personally, but in my opinion it would probably be best to just go along with what your doctor suggests as far as tapering is concerned. This is because each individual may respond differently to certain weaning methods. However, if the information you're finding onli...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydroxyurea
  • Capsule: 1000mg, 200mg, 250mg, 300mg, 400mg, 500mg
  • Tablet: 1000mg, 100mg, 1gm
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Hydrea: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0003-0830 Hydrea 500 mg Oral Capsule by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

Other drugs which contain Hydroxyurea or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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