Hydroxyurea

Information about Hydroxyurea

Hydroxyurea uses

Hydroxyurea is used in the treatment of sickle cell anemia.

How hydroxyurea works

Hydroxycarbamide causes inhibition of DNA synthesis during the S-phase of cell division by acting as a ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor resulting to cell death. It is S-phase specific.

Common side effects of hydroxyurea

Megaloblastic anemia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Oligospermia (low sperm count), Azoospermia (absence of sperms).

Available Medicine for Hydroxyurea

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    Zydus Cadila
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    Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
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    Cipla Ltd
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    United Biotech Pvt Ltd
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    Zydus Cadila
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)