- What is hydroxyurea-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for hydroxyurea-oral?
- Is hydroxyurea-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for hydroxyurea-oral?
- What are the side effects of hydroxyurea-oral?
- What is the dosage for hydroxyurea-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with hydroxyurea-oral?
- Is hydroxyurea-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about hydroxyurea-oral?
Is hydroxyurea-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Hydroxyurea can cause harm to the unborn baby and therefore, should not be used during pregnancy. Although there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, in animals studies hydroxyurea was found to cause birth defects.
Hydroxyurea is secreted in human milk. Nursing should be stopped due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in the infant.
What else should I know about hydroxyurea-oral?
What preparations of hydroxyurea-oral are available?
- 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.
How should I keep hydroxyurea-oral stored?
Capsules should be stored at room temperature between 59 F to 86 F (15 C to 30 C).
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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