Hydrea (hydroxyurea) is a cancer medication used to treat skin cancer, ovarian cancer and chronic myeloid leukemia. Hydroxyurea may also be prescribed to reduce pain episodes and the need for blood transfusions in people with sickle cell anemia.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Hydrea:
If you have any of the following Hydrea side effects, seek medical help:
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.
Can I handle Hydrea without disposable gloves?
Wear disposable gloves while handling Hydrea for the best protection. If this is not possible, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling Hydrea.