Hydrea , also known as hydroxyurea, is a urea derivative used to treat cancers. This anti-neoplastic works by blocking the development of certain cancer cells in your body, as well as decreasing the number of damaged red blood cells.
Hydrea comes as an oral capsule. Drink plenty of water while taking Hydrea to prevent kidney disease. The dose is customized according to each individuals medical condition.
Common side effects of Hydrea include cough, fever, back pain, painful urination, constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, hair loss, loss of appetite, and redness of the face.
Hydrea may also used to treat chronic myelocytic leukemia , melanoma , sickle cell anemia and other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.