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Why Is Hydroxyurea Used To Treat Diseases

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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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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 »

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 »

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 side effects of either HIV or from treatment). HU can reduce the platelet count when used in the setting of HIV infection. Keith Henry, M.D. 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...Videx-related toxicity, including neuropathy. The combined use of Videx and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), Zerit (stavudine, d4T), or hydroxyurea may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy. Either Videx or Videx EC taken with Zerit increases the... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...Several HIV drugs can cause PN. The most important are the "d" drugs; ddI (didanosine, Videx), and d4T (stavudine, Zerit). Hydroxyurea , which is sometimes combined with antiretroviral drugs, increases the risk of PN. Zidovudine (Retrovir),... Read more »
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...anemia requiring blood transfusion, erythropoietin injections, or hospitalization when used on its own or in combination with hydroxyurea. Rare but potentially serious toxicity with all NRTIs: enlarged fatty liver (hepatomegaly with steatosis)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...blood when protein breaks down. It is normally removed by the kidneys. High BUN levels can be due to a high-protein diet, dehydration, or kidney or heart failure. High BUN levels should trigger a search for kidney disease. Creatinine is... Read more »
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