Hydroxyurea

What is Hydroxyurea?

An oral antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis; used to treat various malignancies including melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and carcinoma of the ovary.

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are hydroxyurea "flakes"--tiny amounts from bottle, harmful to a pregnant woman?

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Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Hydroxyurea if taken in tiny amounts only once does not pose harm to pregnancy....

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My husband has been having unexplained back pain, bleeding at base of toes on one foot, pelvic and groin pain and inability to walk without pain....

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Hydroxyurea is known for causing low WBC count, and not high. It is given for leukemia and blast crisis. It is not clear from your driscription why...

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