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Cytodrox (Hydroxyurea) Drug Price and Information

Cytodrox is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for sickle cell anemia, several types of cancer (such as melanoma, chronic myelogenous leukemia, squamous cell carcinomas), as an adjunct to antiretroviral therapy for AIDS. It is also used for psoriasis.  

Cytodrox

  Capsule/ Tablet
Cipla Limited
Generic : Hydroxyurea
 135.00
500mg
10
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    Drug information on Cytodrox (Hydroxyurea) from Cipla Limited

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    Drug Name : Hydroxyurea

    Hydroxyurea(Droxia) generic Cytodrox is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for sickle cell anemia, several types of cancer (such as melanoma, chronic myelogenous leukemia, squamous cell carcinomas), as an adjunct to antiretroviral therapy for AIDS. It is also used for psoriasis.
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    Droxia, Hydrea
    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which Cytodrox may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Intermittent Therapy
    80 mg/kg administered orally as a single dose every third day.
    Continuous Therapy
    20 to 30 mg/kg administered orally as a single dose daily.
    Concomitant Therapy with Irradiation
    Carcinoma of the head and neck—80 mg/kg administered orally as a single dose every third day.

    Side effects of Cytodrox

    Most common : Bone marrow depression.

    Gastrointestinal : Mouth ulcer, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation.

    Skin : Rash, skin ulceration, skin changes and redness.

    How to use Cytodrox?

    It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

    When Should Cytodrox not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with severe bone marrow depression, abnormal decrease in blood cell counts and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Cytodrox

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of AIDS, who have undergone radiation therapy, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

    It may be harmful if it gets on the skin; avoid direct contact with hands.

    Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

    Other Precautions for Cytodrox

    Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and citrus juices.
    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Cytodrox

    Keep it out of reach of children in a safe place.


    Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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