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Medications for Anemia, Sickle Cell

Other names: Hb SS; Hemoglobin SS disease; Sickle Cell Anemia; Sickle Cell Disease

About Anemia, Sickle Cell

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the red blood cells, normally disc-shaped, become crescent shaped. As a result, they function abnormally and cause small blood clots. These clots give rise to recurrent painful episodes called 'sickle cell pain crises'.

Drugs used to treat Anemia, Sickle Cell

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
hydroxyurea 7.7 12 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: hydroxyurea systemic

Brand names:  Hydrea, Droxia, Siklos

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

vitamin e 0.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Brand names:  Aquasol E, Alpha E, Aquavite-E, E-400 Clear, Aqua-E, Aqua Gem-E, E-600, E-Gems …show all

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs

Hydrea 6.5 4 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: hydroxyurea systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Droxia Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: hydroxyurea systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

glutamine Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: glutamine systemic

Brand names:  Endari, GlutaSolve

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Endari Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: glutamine systemic

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Siklos Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: hydroxyurea systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aquasol E Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Oxbryta 5.0 3 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: voxelotor systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Adakveo Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: crizanlizumab systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Alpha E Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aquavite-E 0.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

E-400 Clear Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

GlutaSolve Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: glutamine systemic

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Aqua-E Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aqua Gem-E Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

E-600 Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

E-Gems Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

crizanlizumab Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: crizanlizumab systemic

Brand name:  Adakveo

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

voxelotor 6.0 4 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: voxelotor systemic

Brand name:  Oxbryta

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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