hydroxycarbamide


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Related to hydroxycarbamide: hydroxyurea, Anagrelide, Hydrea

hy·drox·y·u·re·a

(hī-drok'sē-yū-rē'ă),
An oral antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis; used to treat various malignancies including melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and carcinoma of the ovary.
Synonym(s): hydroxycarbamide
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Mikeljevic, "Multiple Treatment-Resistant Actinic Keratoses Secondary to Hydroxycarbamide," in Skinmed, vol.
At that point acitretin dose was doubled (0.64 mg/kg b.w./d) and the patient was switched from hydroxycarbamide to anagrelide.
In such cases, hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) is the cytoreductive agent used.
The study in the Lancet, involving some 200 US babies, found hydroxycarbamide reduced pain and other complications in the half given the drug.
Paton et al (129) argued that drug combinations of HCHQ and/or hydroxycarbamide and didanosine may be suitable for poorer countries.
The addition of hydroxyurea (HU, also known as hydroxycarbamide) has provided some benefit to patients when given in conjunction with an STI.
Ranjan N, Sharma NL, Shanker V et al.Methotrexate versus hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) as a weekly dose to treat moderate-to-severe psoriasis: A comparative study.