Hydrea (Hydroxyurea)

Strength(s): 500 mg

Active Ingredient: Hydroxyurea



Hydrea is a medication used in the treatment of sickle cell anemia. This medication is used in the reduction of the painful crises that arise from the disease. This means that the patient is less likely to need blood transfusions. This medication is also used as a therapy for certain types of cancer.

How to use Hydrea

Before using this medication, read the directions and instructions on the Patient Information Leaflet. In the case of any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication is taken orally and usually once a day every day. It can be taken with or without food. The capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not open the capsules. After handling this medication, wash your hands.

The dosage is prescribed depending on the medical condition, weight and lab test results. If your blood count drops too low, this medication can be halted for a short period. Ensure you honor all laboratory and medical appointments.

This medication should only be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without prior instruction from your doctor. Also, do not take the medication more than prescribed. If this is done, the risk of side effects rises.

Caregivers handling this medication should always wear disposable gloves. If the powder from the capsule spills, clean it with a wet paper towel and dispose of it immediately in a closed plastic bag. Do not breathe in this powder. If the condition worsens, inform your doctor promptly.


Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it. Also, discuss with your doctor any other allergies you have. This drug may contain inactive ingredients that may lead to allergic reactions. For more information, talk to your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss with your doctor your medical history especially of HIV infection, blood/bone marrow disorders, liver disease, kidney disease, radiation treatment, high level of uric acid in the blood.

This medication may increase your likelihood of getting an infection. Avoid contact with infected persons that may spread the infection. For male patients using this medication, consult your doctor before fathering a child. This medication is discouraged in the case of pregnant women. Hydrea passes into breast milk. The drug may have adverse effects on the infant. Breastfeeding is not recommended when taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more information.

Side Effects

Side effects of this medication include constipation, vomiting, mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea and loss of appetite. If these effects worsen or persist, contact your doctor.

Serious but rare side effects of this medication include skin problems, mental/mood changes, chest pain, seizures, signs of kidney problems and shortness of breath. If you experience any of these effects, contact your doctor immediately.


When you order Hydrea online, you get the chance to enjoy cheap and discounted prices. To do this, visit any registered online pharmacy to buy or refill your prescription. Also, you can get an online prescription that will assist you to buy this and other medication in other online pharmacies.

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