hydroxyurea (Hydrea, Droxia) (cont.)

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Additionally, Droxia (hydroxyurea 200 mg, 300 mg, and 400 mg capsules) is used to reduce the reoccurrence of painful crises and the need for blood transfusions in certain adult patients with sickle cell anemia.

In some cases, hydroxyurea may also be used to treat psoriasis.

SIDE EFFECTS: Known side effects include:

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS:

  • Hydrea: 500 mg capsules. Hydrea is used an antineoplastic agent.
  • Droxia: 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg capsules. Droxia is used to treat sickle cell disease.

STORAGE: Capsules should be stored at room temperature between 59 F to 86 F (15 C to 30 C).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/9/2015


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