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Hydroxyurea - has anyone taken this for a long time?

Posted 26 Sep 2012 by acbd2468 3 answers

I have Polycythemia my hemotology Dr is tyrying to get me off the Hydroyurea . She says it has long term bad side effects like liver damage, I am on this for 4 years now, 1000mg to 500mg, any one on this hu for a long time, I cant get past 500mg a day without getting real sick

Hydroxyurea and skin ailments?

Posted 26 May 2012 by bluesoundview 3 answers

I see this is a fairly small group, but wonder if any of the members have had skin problems? Or poor circulation in the toes and feet. Doctors are trying to diagnose a mysterious problem in my toes. My feeling is that it could be related to PV and Hydroxyurea (six years). They study a biopsy taken ...

Taking hydroxyurea can cause nail discoloration(black spot) and hair loss? I ws diagnosed of having?

Posted 30 May 2012 by maryannesteiner 3 answers

... polycythemia vera last december 2011 from then on i am on my 19th sessions of phlebotomy and in and out of the hospital due to unstable platelet,i am taking hydroxy 3x a day and thromboreductin once a day,i never smoke and drink alcohol and so active ,i dont have idea where i gt this kind of ...

I am interested in how well the medicine Hydroxyurea works in the treatment of Polycythemia vera?

Posted 18 Apr 2011 by Sandy2011 3 answers

My sister has recently been diagnosed with this disease and because it seems to be so rare, its hard to find a lot of good information from individuals about the pros and cons of the medicine. She doesn't like taking medicine because of the side effects and is worried it will hurt more than ...

Skin Cancer and Hydroxyurea?

Posted 6 Jun 2016 by katcoe 2 answers

My Dad, who is 82, already had a history of basal and squamous cell carcinoma on his extremities and face. He has now been on hydroxyurea for about 3 years, and his skin cancer occurrences have markedly increased. His doctor insists it could not be due to the hydroxyurea, yet there is a warning ...

Will there ever be a cure for Sickle Cell anemia?

Posted 7 Aug 2009 by Esther Baisden 2 answers

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.

Symptoms after stopping hydroxyurea?

Posted 18 Dec 2011 by Bill1952 1 answer

What are symptoms when you have missed a week of hydroxyurea. I have polycythemia and have been out of capsules for a week. I am feverish and having chills. Could this be from missing so many capsules. I should have my prescription filled again next week.

Does everyone taking hydroxyurea handle the bottle and capsules with protective gloves ? Also, does?

Posted 20 Nov 2013 by inq01 2 answers

... anyone know if body fluids such as urine contain active or inactive metabolites ? Taking hydroxyurea to treat thrombocythemia.

I am a 39 year old woman who was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera at the age of 25. My hematologist?

Posted 20 Mar 2014 by CindyKnoblauch 1 answer

... started me on Hydroxyurea 5 weeks ago. Today was my third blood draw, and my platelets are still over 800. Does anyone know how long it takes for the medicine to start bringing the numbers down? I have also been phlebotomized once during this time, and will be tomorrow as well. I was prescribed ...

About taking Hydroxyurea?

Posted 18 Jan 2015 by tkaye 2 answers

I've been told I need to take a drug called Hydroxyurea. It frightens me because if seems so toxic? ... and there can be a lot of side effects. Do any of the people here have anything to say about it. I have Thrombocythemia Thanks Toni

Hi, my 80 year old mother has been on 500 mg hydroxyurea to treat Essential thrombocytosis for the?

Posted 16 Aug 2012 by DinahN 2 answers

... past 5 years. During this time she has also had a 5 verterra spinal fusion. She has always been a very active person but has become increasingly frustrated with feelings of loss of strength and balance in her legs. She says it feels like her skin in her lower legs is too tight or she is walking ...

Does hydroxyurea affect your brain, your ability for learning?

Posted 24 Jan 2013 by Sally120600 2 answers

Forgets a lot, cannot focus

Has anyone had success take the drug jakavi for Polycythemia Vera? I now take 1000 mg hydroxrea dai?

Posted 23 Jan 2016 by Francey 1 answer

Taking 1000 mg Hydroxurea does not agree with me. I have had the disease for many years... most likely 10 to 13 years. I have felt ok, (except for itching) until taking the extra dose of hydroxurea. Does anyone else have chills? Stiff neck? Stiff body? and Weakness?

Hydroxyurea - My husbands diagnosis is Essential trombocytosis...his dr.gave him hydrea..she put him

Posted 27 Apr 2016 by teresa torres 2 answers

... on 9 pills ... 3in the am 3 in the afteenoon and 3 in the evening... thats 1,500 mg 3 times daily!!! Hes miserable... sore mouth..constapation... weak..dizzy... some nose bleeding..tired all the time... his appetite is at a minumum... Hes been on this other med to liquify his blood as well... ...

Polycythemia Vera - My 87 year old Mom has had PV for at least six years but is finally needing?

Posted 4 Aug 2016 by Lauraj155 1 answer

... treatment. She is to start Hydroxyurea one pill a day. I am a little concerned with this med due to her age and side effects. Her CBC is high and platelets, giant platelets and size of blood cells have changed. She also has congestive heart failure. The Hematologist did not recommend phlebotomy ...

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