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What Does Hydroxyurea Cure

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... What Is Hydroxyurea? Who Should Take Hydroxyurea? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Hydroxyurea Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Hydroxyurea React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Hydroxyurea? Hydroxyurea
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Consider Hydroxy Urea to treat head/neck fat pads

I've had severe fat accumulation behind ears, buffalo hump, and under chin and jawline for about 8 years now.I noticed when I was on hydroxy urea for two months several years ago that the fat pads seemed to melt away. I got out my physicians desk...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Most of us are cautious with use of hydroxyurea as it was associated with a lot of toxicity problems and some deaths when used in the HIV setting in the mid 90s. Your Read more »

hydroxyurea: friend or foe?

Dr. Young,Dr. Paul Curtis Bellman advocates austerely in favor of further study of hydroxyurea as a potential agent having anti-viral fighting capability. In the article below, this doctor discloses several points that he believes illuminates the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for making us aware of Dr. Bellman's position.I think that the HU and didanosine (ddI, Videx) story is one of increased toxicity under the circumstance of elevated ddI levels. Others including my own analysis of the Center for Disease... Read more »

Is Hydrea the same as hydroxyurea

Dear Rick, I am presently on d4t + ddI + Hydrea. What I wish to know is whether Hydrea is also called hydroxyurea. Thanks Rarinporn
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Hydrea is known by many different names: Hydroxyurea Read more »

Hydroxyurea & children

Is Hydroxyurea now being given to pediatric patients? If so, please tell me is this still experimental?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Hydroxyurea has been used in children, but there are few formal studies. A pilot study of hydroxyurea in combination with stavudine Read more »
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Abstract No. 402:Phase I/II Dosing Study of Once-Daily Hydroxyurea (HU) Alone vs Didanosine (ddI) Alone vs ddI + HU

...In earlier studies, hydroxyurea, when added to DDI or D4T increased the activity of a single or dual nucleoside therapy by 0.5 to 0.7 log 10 copies/mL. Read more »
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Abstract No. 398: Treatment with d4T + ddI + Nelfinavir + Hydroxyurea for Early or Recent Primary HIV Infection

...Researchers from UCSF presented data from a study designed to assess the efficacy of a four-drug combination -- ddI/d4T/nelfinavir/hydroxyurea -- for patients with "early" HIV infection (defined as asymptomatic patients with a T-cell, or CD4,... Read more »
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... Table of Contents: New Observations Antivirals Update: Hydroxyurea New Warnings on Pancreatitis New Observations Using drugs that inhibit HIV in different ways, and at different Read more »
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ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...pancreas). An early symptom includes severe abdominal pain, which should be carefully diagnosed. Adding d4T (stavudine, Zerit) and/or hydroxyurea (Hydrea, Droxia) to ddI may further increase the risk of pancreatitis. Results from ACTG A5025... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm looking to hear from someone who has tried this hyroxyurea. My doctor wants me to try it in combination with other drugs. ANyone out there with exprience? Read more »

Pray for the cure 2010

Posted by Seekyah, 2 Replies
I say a prayer for you my friend, please say a prayer for me "In Jesus name I pray there will be a cure for AIDS and HIV" 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 »