Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg

Name: Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg

Uses of Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg

  • It is used to treat sickle cell anemia.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg?

  • If you have an allergy to hydroxyurea or any other part of hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Anemia (other than sickle cell anemia) or bone marrow disease.
  • If you have a low platelet count or a low white blood cell count.
  • If you are taking any of these drugs: Didanosine or stavudine.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this medicine.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • You may have more chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu.
  • You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine.
  • Talk with your doctor before getting any vaccines. Use with hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg may either raise the chance of an infection or make the vaccine not work as well.
  • In people who have HIV, very bad and sometimes deadly pancreas, liver, and nerve problems have happened when this medicine was taken with certain other drugs. Talk with the doctor.
  • If you have had or will be having radiation treatment, talk with your doctor. Worse side effects from radiation treatment have happened with hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg.
  • If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with care. You could have more side effects.
  • This medicine may affect sperm in men. This may affect being able to father a child. Talk with the doctor.
  • If you are a man and have sex with a female who could get pregnant, protect her from pregnancy during care and for 12 months after care ends. Use birth control that you can trust.
  • If you are a man and your sex partner gets pregnant while you take hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg or within 12 months after your last dose, call your doctor right away.
  • This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant.
  • If you are able to get pregnant, a pregnancy test will be done to show that you are NOT pregnant before starting this medicine. Talk with your doctor.
  • Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg and for 6 months after stopping this medicine.
  • If you get pregnant while taking hydroxyurea capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg or within 6 months after your last dose, call your doctor right away.

What are some other side effects of Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Hair loss.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Not hungry.
  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Dizziness.
  • Headache.
  • Mouth irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

How do I store and/or throw out Hydroxyurea Capsules 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • You must handle and throw away this medicine the right way. If powder from the capsule is spilled, wipe it up with a damp, throw away towel right away. Throw away the towel in a closed holder, such as a plastic bag. Wash your hands fully.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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