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Hydroxyurea

Popular Brands: : Hydrea, Hydroxyurea, Droxia
Official FDA Reports19,903
Social Media Events307
Total Posts553
Avg. Review Score3.78/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Hydroxyurea
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Co
  • Roxane Laboratories Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Hydroxyurea Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Hydroxyurea

Nausea

Side Effects: When on 1000/day, gained 12 lbs. fluid, renal doc doubled diuretics; thrush, hoarseness, nausea , cuticles sloughing skin, nails tearing easily, nails turning black, terrible leg cramps,...


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Crying

Side Effects: When on 1000/day, gained 12 lbs. fluid, renal doc doubled diuretics; thrush, hoarseness, nausea, cuticles sloughing skin, nails tearing easily, nails turning black, terrible leg cramps,...


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Dysphonia

Side Effects: When on 1000/day, gained 12 lbs. fluid, renal doc doubled diuretics; thrush, hoarseness , nausea, cuticles sloughing skin, nails tearing easily, nails turning black, terrible leg cramps,...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Dysphonia, Crying, Alopecia, Candidiasis, Diarrhoea, Muscle spasms, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: When on 1000/day, gained 12 lbs. fluid, renal doc doubled diuretics; thrush, hoarseness, nausea, cuticles sloughing skin, nails tearing easily, nails turning black, terrible leg cramps,...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Ulcer, Alopecia, Immune system disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... I could never tell if it was from a lowered immune system. Did not need time off from work, but is frustrating at times. Now stomach concerns needing to be treated for ulcer - perhaps unrelated to me...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Diarrhoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Diarrhea - Headaches I was put on this as the only other "alternative" was phelbotomy once to twice monthly. I know that for me as a HIV plus patient the chances are not so go...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin, Night sweats, Alopecia, Hyperhidrosis, Pain in extremity, Somnolence, Contusion, Oral disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... drenching sweats, night sweats, pains in legs especially around knees, bleeding gums, flaking scalp, bruising, thinning hair, splitting and thickening of nails, dry skin. Very successful in ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Nausea, Somnolence, Phlebotomy

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Nausea, dizziness and fatigue are my main concerns. Can hardly do simple activities such as shopping or playing with my kids. I'd rather prefer weekly phlebotomy than going through thes...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Musculoskeletal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: fatigue muscle aches are the most common I have been taking for so long I just put up with side effects. Sometimes we don't know if it's the drug or the desease if I go off them platle...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Frustration, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I started getting body pain a year into taking this medication. Now it is all over and horrible. Ruining my life, really don't feel like I have a life. Went to see my dr couple of weeks...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Mouth ulceration, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Hair thinning, mouth ulcers, toe nails brittle, sores that open on heel. Most things tolerable Platelet count under control for over 6 years now.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Pain, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Huge headaches, dizzy spells , pain under rib cage, sore legs , extreme fatigue

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Few side effects so far though I don't seem to be able to tolerate even moderate amounts of alcohol anymore. Slight nausea on days I need to take a double dose.


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.