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I'm pregnant & taking Hydroxyurea.....
Sep 19, 2000

Please tell me how many SUCCESSFUL pregnancies have come from women taking hydroxyurea.....I am 6 weeks pregnant, have stopped taking my medication, but may have to return to taking it around the fourth month of pregnancy. HELP me please....if I have to abort this fetus, I need this information before it is too late.

Thanking you in advance,

Response from Dr. Jackson

Hydroxyurea does cross the placenta and can cause fetal malformations especially early in pregnancy. However, I do not know the percentage of pregnancies affected when given early in pregnancy. I suggest you ask an obstetrician who specializes in high risk pregnancies.

BJ

Brooks Jackson, M.D.


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