Hydroxyurea Oral Capsule 500Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Hydroxyurea: Oral capsule (500mg)

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Hydroxyurea 500mg Cap
Par Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Company
Pill Identification: 724 par 
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Hydroxyurea 500mg Cap
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: barr 882 

What is this Medicine?

HYDROXYUREA (hye drox ee yoor EE a) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat certain types of leukemias and head and neck cancer. It is also used to control the painful crises of sickle cell anemia.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Hydroxyurea: Oral capsule(500mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Hydroxyurea 500mg Capsule

NDC: 498840724
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), Head And Neck Cancer

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Malignant Glioma, Sickle Cell Disease, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Polycythemia Vera, Medulloblastoma, Psoriasis, Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Thrombocytosis

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Hydroxyurea 500mg Capsule
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Par Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Company
Pill Identification: 724 par 
Shape: capsule
Color: green,pink

Reported Side Effects for Hydroxyurea 500mg Capsule

Fever Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
0.5-2.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Second Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Third Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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