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Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antineoplastic Agent Adult, Children, Cancer-related

Hydroxyurea - What is it for

Hydroxyurea is an anticancer medication used for the treatment of leukemia. It works by interfering with the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) growth and repair, hence impeding growth of leukemic cells.

Hydroxyurea is also used for the management of sickle cell anemia. It works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) hemoglobin F levels and hence helps RBC stay flexible.

Hydroxyurea - Additional Information

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