My son is being treated for Sickle Cell Anemia, and the Doctors are giving him Hydroxyurea 1,000 mgs per day. Is that to much? He is 44 years old, and it was only discovered when he was 18 years old.
The dose for hydroxyurea for the treatment of sickle cell anemia in adults is calculated by weight, so providing your son is of average size, that dose is just fine.
There are a number of new treatments for sickle cell anemia in clinical trials at present so hopefully there will be a cure one day.
For more information on sickle cell anemia see https://www.drugs.com/cg/sickle-cell-crisis.html
- Hydroxyurea Information for Consumers
- Hydroxyurea Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxyurea (detailed)
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