Hydroxyurea
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Hydroxyurea?

(hye droks ee yoor EE a)

• This medicine is used to treat blood disorders.

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat sickle cell anemia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have irritation of the mucous membranes (for example, lining of the mouth, throat, nostrils, stomach, intestines), talk with healthcare provider.

• If you ever have had any radiation therapy, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• If you have HIV and are taking didanosine and/or stavudine, talk with healthcare provider.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking...

 
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