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Brand Name: Droxia*

Generic Name: Hydroxyurea

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  • Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
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Generic for Droxia Drug Information - Usage, Side Effects and Dosage

Learn about the common usage, side effects and recommended Dosage of Generic Droxia

Common usage of Generic for Droxia
Generic Droxia is an Antineoplastic Agent used to treat the sickle cell Anemia. Hydroxyurea (Generic Droxia) is used to treat sickle cell disease or certain types of cancer. Generic Droxia is used for treating cancers of the blood, skin, ovary and head and neck.

Probable Side Effects of Generic for Droxia
Like most medications, Generic Droxia can cause some temporary side effects. It is pertinent to note that Generic Droxia side effects cannot be anticipated. If they continue it is imperative that you contact your doctor immediately. The most common Side Effects of Generic Droxia are constipation or diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, red face, skin rash, itching. Some of the most serious Generic Droxia side Effects include low blood counts, signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine, signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine and signs of decreased red blood cells. This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Droxia.

Recommended Dosage of Generic for Droxia
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic Droxia

Adults
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Droxia for Sickle Cell Anemia is 15 mg once daily. Base dosage will be on the smaller of ideal or actual body weight. The increase dose will be gradually to the maximum tolerated dose or to 35 mg/kg/day.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Any medication should be taken with the prior counsel and direction of your health care provider. It is important to discuss Generic Droxia dosage and Generic Droxia Side effects with your doctor. Certain basic lifestyle changes, moderation or abstinence in the case of alcoholic beverages and a regular exercise regimen will go a long way in improving your quality of life. This website Drug Information is to be solely used as an information resource and should never be used to replace contact with your licensed health care provider.

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