... remission in Dec., 2008. Followed with consolidation chemo but was out of remission in Aug., 2009. Am now looking at bone marrow (stem cell) transplant. Just finished a round of dacogen 5 days ago. Began taking hydroxyurea (hydrea)500 mg twice a day today. White count at 4,000 and platelets at 21,000. Can't find that Hydrea is used to treat AML. Doc trying to lower white count with Hydrea. Is this acceptable form of treatment?
9 Oct 2009
Hydrea is used mainly to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia.
This from http://www.drugs.com/pro/hydroxyurea.html
"... Significant tumor response to Hydroxyurea capsules, USP has been demonstrated in melanoma, resistant chronic myelocytic leukemia, and recurrent, metastatic, or inoperable carcinoma of the ovary."
- Hydrea Information for Consumers
- Hydrea Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrea (detailed)
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