Hydrea (Hydroxyurea) is a prescription medication used to reduce the number of painful crises caused by sickle cell anemia. The drug also reduces the need for blood transfusions. Sickle cell anemia deprives the organs of blood and oxygen. Lack of oxygen-rich blood can damage the nerves and organs, including the liver, spleen, and kidneys. This drug is not a cure for sickle cell anemia. Hydrea is also used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia, ovarian cancer, and certain types of skin cancer. The active ingredient in Hydrea is Hydroxyurea. Hydroxyurea belongs to a class of drugs called antimetabolites. It works by making the red blood cells bigger, rounder, and more flexible, making them less likely to turn into a sickle shape. It also works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body.
We currently offer the brand Hydrea from Canada manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb in the strength of 500 mg tablets. The generic Hydroxyurea is not available.
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Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Hydrea. The most common side effects of Hydrea may include the following:
• Appetite loss;
• Mouth sores;
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Blood in the urine;
• Fast heartbeat;
• Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in the hands or feet;
• Skin ulcers or open sores
These are not all of the side effects of Hydrea. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Hydrea if you are allergic to Hydroxyurea or any ingredient in Hydrea. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a wound or ulcer on your leg;
• Have high levels of uric acid in your blood;
• Have HIV or AIDS;
• Have kidney disease or are on dialysis;
• Have liver disease
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Hydrea and didanosine, stavudine, interferon, etc. Avoid live vaccines like measles, typhoid, yellow fever, or influenza vaccine with Hydrea. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Hydrea may cause congenital disabilities if either parent uses the drug. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy when using this drug. If you are a woman, keep using birth control for at least 6 months after your last dose of Hydrea. If you are a man, keep using birth control for at least 1 year after your last dose. This drug may affect fertility in men. However, use birth control to prevent pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Hydroxyurea passes into breast milk in small amounts and may affect a nursing infant. Take Hydrea precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not crush, chew, or open the tablet. Do not use a broken pill. This drug is usually taken once per day with or without food. Wash your hands before and after handling Hydrea or the bottle containing the pills. Using this drug may increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen SPF 30 or higher when outdoors. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections when using this drug. Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.