Hydrea is a prescription medication that is used to treat certain types of cancer of the head, cancer of the neck, leukemia, and sickle cell anemia. Hydrea contains the drug hydroxyurea and may be prescribed to be taken alone or alongside other medications. Hydroxyurea works by preventing the formation of sickle-shaped red blood cells.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Hydrea include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of hydroxyurea:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Hydrea?
If you miss a dose of Hydrea, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Hydrea?
Hydrea is available in a strength of 500mg.