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Note: This document contains side effect information about hydroxyurea. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hydrea.
Applies to hydroxyurea: oral capsule, oral tablet
Oral route (Tablet)
Myelosuppression and MalignanciesMyelosuppression: Hydroxyurea oral tablets may cause severe myelosuppression. Monitor blood counts at baseline and throughout treatment. Interrupt treatment and reduce dose as necessary.Malignancies: Hydroxyurea is carcinogenic. Advise sun protection and monitor patients for malignancies.
Oral route (Capsule)
Hydroxyurea may cause severe myelosuppression. Monitor blood counts at baseline and throughout treatment. Interrupt treatment and reduce dose as necessary. Hydroxyurea is carcinogenic. Advise sun protection and monitor patients for malignancy.
Along with its needed effects, hydroxyurea (the active ingredient contained in Hydrea) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxyurea:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of hydroxyurea may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Applies to hydroxyurea: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral tablet
Very common (10% or more): Bone marrow failure, CD4 lymphocytes decreased, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, platelet count decreased, anemia
Common (1% to 10%): Neutropenia
Very common (10% or more): Pancreatitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomatitis, constipation, mucositis, stomach discomfort, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, melena
Very common (10% or more): Pyrexia, asthenia, chills, malaise, fever, edema
Very common (10% or more): Cutaneous vasculitis, dermatomyositis, alopecia, maculopapular rash, papular rash, skin exfoliation, skin atrophy, skin ulcer, erythema, skin hyperpigmentation, nail disorder
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Transverse melanonychia
Frequency not reported: Squamous dysplasia, facial erythema
Common (1% to 10%): Skin cancers, neoplasms benign and malignant [including cysts and polyps])
Frequency not reported: This drug has been shown to be mutagenic, clastogenic, and cause cellular transformation to a tumorigenic phenotype. This drug has been reported to be unequivocally genotoxic and a presumed transspecies carcinogen, which implies a carcinogenic risk to humans.
Very common (10% or more): Azoospermia, oligospermia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Dysuria
Common (1% to 10%): Convulsion, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, drowsiness
Frequency not reported: Severe peripheral neuropathy has been reported in HIV-infected patients who received this drug in combination with antiretroviral drugs
Common (1% to 10%): Hepatotoxicity, hepatic enzyme increased, cholestasis, hepatitis
Frequency not reported: Both fatal and nonfatal hepatotoxicity have been reported in HIV-infected patients who received this drug in combination with antiretroviral agents
Common (1% to 10%): Pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary edema, lung infiltration, dyspnea
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Tumor lysis syndrome
Common (1% to 10%): Hallucination, disorientation
Very common (10% or more): Dysuria, blood creatinine increased, blood urea increased, blood uric acid increased