MYELOSTAT 500MG CAPSULE

Manufacturer : MAC-MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : HYDROXYUREA-500MG
Dose Form : CAPSULE
Description : MYELOSTAT 500MG CAP
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
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MYL0009
₹103.70
Manufacturer : MAC-MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : HYDROXYUREA-500MG
Dose Form : CAPSULE
Description : MYELOSTAT 500MG CAP
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

HYDROXYUREA-500MG

HYDROXYUREA

Information for patients
Drug Information The name of your medicine is Hydroxyurea. Hydroxyurea belongs to a group of medicines called anti-neoplastic medicines, these medicines interfere with the growth of cancer cells. Hydroxyurea is used to treat some types of cancer such as cervical cancer and a type of leukaemia called chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). The precise reason why you are being given Hydroxyurea is best discussed with your doctor.
Drug Alert
Alert
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug
Drug Special Care •you have ever had an allergic reaction to any similar medicines or to any of the ingredients in Hydroxyurea •you have history of any blood problems •you have any kidney problems •you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding •you have ever suffered from gout •you take any anti-HIV medicines •you are currently taking any other medicines for cancer treatment, especially interferon therapy
Drug Drug Interactions Always tell your doctor about other medicines you may be taking or have recently taken including those obtained without a prescription as some medicines can affect each others actions. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of some medicines if they are taken at the same time as Hydroxyurea.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, unless your doctor recommends it. In addition, if you are pregnant, planning to be or breastfeeding you should not handle.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, unless your doctor recommends it. In addition, if you are pregnant, planning to be or breastfeeding you should not handle.
Drug Machinery Interaction It is safe to drive or operate machinery, however, if you feel drowsy or unwell you should not do so until you have discussed it with your doctor.
Drug More Information You should check with your doctor before drinking alcohol to find out if it is advisable for you.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty The usual dose is 20-30mg of Hydroxyurea per kg of your bodyweight once a day or 80 mg per kg of your body weight once every third day.
Drug Dose You should take your medicine as your doctor has instructed. Your pharmacist may also help if you are not sure. You may be instructed to take your medicine on either a daily basis or an irregular basis.Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Hydroxyurea and may be given a lower dose. You can take this medicine at any time of the day, before or after meals. The should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. However if you find it difficult to swallow them, the contents of the can be emptied into a glass of water and taken immediately. If some of the powder floats on the surface of the water, DON’T WORRY this is just filler from the . DO NOT inhale the contents of the and if you spill any on the skin wipe it immediately. While you are being treated with Hydroxyurea it is important that you drink plenty of fluids. This will help your kidneys work well. If you are going to have radiation therapy, this medicine will usually be started 7 days before starting radiation treatment.You should keep taking your until your doctor tells you to stop. Your doctor will do regular blood tests whilst you are taking Hydroxyurea.
Excess Drug Consumption If you take too many you should go to your nearest hospital Casualty Department immediately and take the medicine carton with you.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget to take a dose of this medicine DO NOT take the missed dose at all. Take your next dose when it is due, DO NOT take a double dose to makeup for the one you have missed.
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Possible Side Effects
General Information
Common Drug Side Effects •unexplained shortness of breath or cough with fever •unexplained fever, chills or sore throat •skin ulceration, especially with severe infection •Blood disorders (reduction in white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets) •lower back pain or pain in your side •black tarry stools or blood in the stools •unusual bleeding or bruising •numbness or tingling of hands or feet
Rare Drug Side Effects •wasting and peeling of the skin and nails •breathing difficulties •loss of appetite •weakness, loss of energy, headache •drowsiness, dizziness, fits, confusion or hallucinations (seeing hearing or feeling things that are not there) •skin cancer •sickness, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain •sores on the lips or mouth •difficulty or pain passing urine •skin problems including rashes, darkening of the skin peeling and purple raised patches of skin and redness following radiation treatment •temporary hairloss •kidney problems
Very Rare Drug Side Effects
Drug Side Effects Symptoms
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Do not store your tablets above 25°C Keep in the outer container in order to protect from moisture. Please check the expiry date of the product, shown on the carton and blister pack. Do not use after the month stated. Keep your medicines out of the reach and sight of children. If you are told to stop taking this medicine, return any unused tablets to your pharmacist.

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