Hydroxyurea Side Effects

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Side Effects of hydroxyurea

My dad has been taking hydroxyurea for advanced polycythemia vera. He has phlebotomies every one to two months. Usually his platelet ct. & hematocrit dropped after the phlebotomy. His hydroxyurea dosage was doubled about six months ago. Now his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Is your dad HIV infected (this forum is specifically for persons who are HIV+ or their docs who are having sideeffects of either HIV or from treatment). HU can reduce the platelet count when used in the setting of HIV infection. Keith Henry, Read more »

What Magazine had Article on DDI/Hydroxyurea Compo

My Dr. would like to read the article on combining DDI/Hydroxurea. I replaced Fuzeon for this combo... Read more »

hydroxyurea: friend or foe?

Dr. Young,Dr. Paul Curtis Bellman advocates austerely in favor of further study of hydroxyurea as a... Read more »
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ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...pancreatitis. Results from ACTG A5025 suggest that people taking ddI, d4T and hydroxyurea together are more likely to develop this sideeffect than those taking AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir). All people had been on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Hydroxyurea? Who Should Take Hydroxyurea? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Hydroxyurea Taken? What Are the SideEffects? How Does Hydroxyurea React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Hydroxyurea? Hydroxyurea... Read more »
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Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...What Is Didanosine? Who Should Take Didanosine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Didanosine Taken? What Are the SideEffects? How Does Didanosine React With Other Drugs? What Is Didanosine? ddI (Videx) is a drug used as part of... Read more »
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Videx EC

...$368.72 / month) Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential sideeffects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away... Read more »
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Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been sideeffects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the sideeffects get better? How long Read more »

hydroxy urea

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently started taking HU and have been feeling tired and achy all over. My doctor,who is great, has checked my blood work and it is fine. Any one else out there tatking this drug? Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »

i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and had severe sideeffects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors on ... Read more »