Hydroxyurea for Sickle Cell Disease
Why It Is Used
Hydroxyurea is used to reduce complications of sickle cell disease in people who have a history of severe symptoms, including:
- Frequent Reference painful events (at least three in a year).
- A history of recurrent Reference acute chest syndrome.
- Severe Reference anemia Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 1, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology