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Hydrea Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- How should I take hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hydrea)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hydrea)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- What other drugs will affect hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hydrea)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Hydrea)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, mouth sores, and swelling with pain and purple discoloration in your hands and feet.
What should I avoid while taking hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
Do not handle hydroxyurea pills or the medicine bottle without skin protection (disposable gloves).
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect hydroxyurea (Hydrea)?
Some medicines can increase your risk of certain side effects while taking hydroxyurea. Tell your doctor if you are also using:
- didanosine (Videx);
- stavudine (Zerit); or
- an interferon such as Actimmune, Alferon, Avonex, Betaseron, Extavia, Infergen, Intron, Rebetron, Rebif, or Roferon.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydroxyurea. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydroxyurea.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Hydrea Information
- Hydrea Drug Interactions Center: hydroxyurea oral
- Hydrea Side Effects Center
- Hydrea Overview including Precautions
- Hydrea FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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