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anagrelide

 [an-ag´rĕ-līd]
an agent used in the form of the hydrochloride salt to reduce elevated platelet counts and the risk of thrombosis in treatment of hemorrhagic thrombocythemia; administered orally.

anagrelide

/an·ag·re·lide/ (an-ag´rĕ-līd) an agent used to reduce elevated platelet counts and the risk of thrombosis in the treatment of hemorrhagic thrombocythemia; used as the hydrochloride salt.

anagrelide

an antiplatelet agent.
indication This drug is prescribed for essential thrombocythemia.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity and hypotension prohibit its use.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects include congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, myocardiopathy, cardiomegaly, complete heart block, atrial fibrillation, anemia, thrombocytopenia, ecchymosis, and lymphadenoma. Other serious effects include tachycardia, palpitations, arrhythmia, and seizures. Common side effects include orthostatic hypotension and rash.

anagrelide

A cytoreductive agent used to manage essential thrombocythaemia and thrombocythaemia due to myeloproliferative disorders (e.g., CML, polycythemia vera) to reduce platelets, risk of thrombosis and other symptoms. It is generally regarded as a second-line therapy compared to hydroxyurea.

Anagrelide

An orphan drug that is approved for treating PV patients on an investigational basis. Anagrelide works by controlling the level of platelets in the blood.
Mentioned in: Polycythemia Vera
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Drug Profiles discussed in this report are anagrelide hydrochloride CR, BMS-911543, buparlisib hydrochloride, CWP-291, erismodegib, evofosfamide, givinostat, glasdegib, Hu8F4, idelalisib, imetelstat sodium, INCB-39110, KB-004, LCL-161, momelotinib dihydrochloride, NS-018, pacritinib, pixantrone dimaleate, pomalidomide, PRM-151, rigosertib sodium, ropeginterferon ALFA-2B, simtuzumab, SL-401 and sotatercept.
For extreme thrombocytosis with evidence of arterial or venous thrombosis, patients may need cytoreductive agents such as hydroxyurea or anagrelide with close monitoring of platelet counts (11, 12).
Following an initial medical treatment with nitrates, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, aspirin, statins, sedatives and continuing anti-platelet therapy with Anagrelide (Thromboreductin[TM]--AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals, Austria) a coronary angiogram was performed, revealing an irregular 90% stenotic lesion of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) and first diagonal coronary arteries.
Although its mechanism is unknown, anagrelide affects megakaryocytopoiesis without significantly affecting other marrow elements.
Background: A 78-year-old male with a history of essential thrombocytosis, who was on chronic anagrelide therapy, presented with a 3-day history of malaise, poor oral intake, abdominal and back pain, and diarrhea.
5-33) Current treatment, n Hydroxyurea 18 Radiophosphorus 1 Interferon [alpha] 1 Anagrelide 3 No myelosuppressive treatment 2 PRV-1:GAPDH [C.
Anagrelide hydrochloride is marketed by Shire in the US and Canada under the trademark AGRYLIN(R) and will be marketed in Europe under the trademark XAGRID(R).
The clinical trial is a Phase 2, open-label study of imetelstat as a single agent in patients with ET who have failed or are intolerant to at least one prior therapy or who refuse standard therapy, such as hydroxyurea, anagrelide or interferon-alpha.
Drugs Profiles discussed in this report includes anagrelide hydrochloride CR, dasatinib, erismodegib, givinostat, MGN-4893, peginterferon alfa-2b, rigosertib sodium, ruxolitinib phosphate and Small Molecules to Inhibit JAK for Oncology and Hematological Disorders.
It was found that the pigment changes in the nails of the patient were caused by hydroxyurea; use of hydroxyurea was stopped and replaced by use of anagrelide.
Therapy will be selected by the investigator on a patient-by-patient basis among the following six options: interferon/pegylated interferon, pipobroman, anagrelide, immunomodulators (imids such as lenalidomide and thalidomide), HU (at a tolerated dose if, in the opinion of the investigator, the patient is likely to receive benefit), and observation only (i.