Hydrea (Hydroxyurea (Hydroxycarbamide))
Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Australia. Shipped from Australia.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Hydroxyurea (Hydroxycarbamide) Information
(hye drox'' ee ure ee' a)Hydroxyurea can cause a severe decrease in the number of blood cells in your bone marrow. This may cause certain symptoms and may increase the risk that you will develop a serious infection or bleeding. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: fever, chills, sore throat, ongoing cough and congestion, or other signs of infection; unusual bleeding or bruising; bloody or black, tarry stools; bloody vomit; or vomiting blood or brown material that resembles coffee grounds. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain tests on a regular basis to check your body's response to hydroxyurea and to see if your blood count has dropped. Your doctor may need to change your dose or tell you to stop taking hydroxyurea for a period of time to allow your blood count to return to normal if it has dropped too low. Hydroxyurea may increase the risk that you will develop other cancers, including skin cancer. Plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Talk with your doctor about the risks of taking hydroxyurea.
Before taking hydroxyurea,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to hydroxyurea, any other medications, or any of the inactive ingredients in hydroxyurea capsules. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain medications for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) such as didanosine (Videx) and stavudine (Zerit) and interferon (Actimmune, Avonex, Betaseron, Infergen, Intron A, others).. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); if you are being treated with or have ever been treated with radiation therapy or cancer chemotherapy; hemodialysis; or if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You should not become pregnant or breast-feed while you are taking hydroxyurea. If you are a female, you should use effective birth control while taking hydroxyurea and for 30 days after treatment. If you are a male, you and your female partner should use effective birth control while taking hydroxyurea and for 1 year after stopping your treatment. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that you can use during and after your treatment. If you become pregnant while taking hydroxyurea, call your doctor immediately. Hydroxyurea may harm the fetus.
- loss of appetite
- weight gain
- sores in the mouth and throat
- pale skin
- hair loss
- darkening of skin and nails
- excessive tiredness or weakness
- fast heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- ongoing pain that begins in the stomach area, but may spread to the back
- pain, itching, redness, swelling, blisters, or sores on the skin
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- flu-like symptoms
- numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
- difficult or painful urination