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What is Generic for Hydroxyurea used for?

Hydroxyurea is indicated for sickle cell anemia, which reduces painful episodes associated with the disease. This medication reduces the need for blood transfusions as well. It is also used in the treatment of several types of cancers such as melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, ovary cancer, and squamous cell carcinomas. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hydroxyurea?

The dosage of Hydroxyurea prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Hydroxyurea can be taken with or without food. Take each dose with a full glass of water.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hydroxyurea?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Hydroxyurea medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Hydroxyurea?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Hydroxyurea, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hydroxyurea?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Hydroxyurea.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Hydroxyurea, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Hydroxyurea can interact with rotavirus vaccine.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Hydroxyurea?

Like other medicines, Hydroxyurea can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Hydroxyurea are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Hydroxyurea cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Hydroxyurea develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Hydroxyurea can cause side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, loss of appetite, drowsiness, mouth sores, and skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Hydroxyurea.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hydroxyurea?

Is it possible for me to take Hydroxyurea with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Hydroxyurea?
What are the possible drug interactions of Hydroxyurea?
How will Hydroxyurea work in my body?
How should Hydroxyurea be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Hydroxyurea drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Hydroxyurea is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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