Hydroxyurea Capsules (box of 100 capsules)
Hydroxyurea Capsules (blister of 10 capsules)
Hydroxyurea Capsules (box of 100 capsules)
Hydroxyurea Capsules (blister of 10 capsules)
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Hydroxyurea Capsules

Hydroxyurea Capsules are an antineoplastic medicine indicated for myeloproliferative disorders. The quality of this pharmaceutical drug is guaranteed due to AdvaCare Pharma's strict adherence to ISO and GMP guidelines during the manufacturing process.



What is Hydroxyurea?

Therapeutic Class:

Active Ingredients: Hydroxyurea

Hydroxyurea Capsules (hydroxycarbamide) are an antineoplastic drug. It's primarily used to treat myeloproliferative disorders, specifically polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia. Hydroxyurea Capsules are used to reduce pain episodes and the need for blood transfusions in people with sickle cell anemia.

Hydroxyurea affects certain cells in the body, such as cancer cells or sickled red blood cells, and it is used to treat chronic myelocytic leukemia, ovarian cancer, and certain types of skin cancer (melanoma and primary squamous cell cancer of the head and neck).

AdvaCare Pharma is a global supplier of Hydroxyurea Capsules. AdvaCare excels at the production of high-quality yet cost-effective oncology treatments. These capsules have been manufactured in our GMP-certified facilities located in China, India, and the USA.

Why are we a trusted Hydroxyurea manufacturer?

AdvaCare Pharma manufactures a variety of oncology medications, including Hydroxyurea Capsules, at GMP-certified facilities. We are committed to producing cost-effective, high-quality cancer treatments that meet the highest industry standards and are readily available to cancer patients worldwide. Our global reach extends to over 65 markets, where we supply our products to distributors, hospitals, pharmacies, NGOs, and government institutions.


What is Hydroxyurea used for?

It's used to treat cancer. In particular, it is indicated to treat myeloproliferative disorders and chronic myelocytic leukemia. It is also used to treat ovarian cancer and some types of skin cancer. Hydroxyurea can also be used to reduce pain episodes and the need for blood transfusions for people with sickle cell anemia.

How should Hydroxyurea Capsules be taken?

This medication has been manufactured to be taken orally.

These capsules should be handled carefully, as this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling the tablet. For extra precaution, those who are not using this medication should use gloves and a mask when handling the pill.

What dose should be taken?

For refractory chronic myeloid leukemia, the usual dose for adults starts at 15mg/kg, taken daily.

For sickle cell disease, the usual dose is 20-35mg/kg, given daily.

The usual dose is dependent on the type of tumor. Refer to a doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.

Side Effects

As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of Hydroxyurea Capsules.

Common side effects include, but may not be limited to:

  • hair loss
  • skin peeling or itching
  • mild rash
  • upset stomach
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • swelling in hands or feet

Seek medical attention if the following side effects develop:

  • painful or difficult urination
  • skin numbness or purple discoloration
  • skin ulcers or open sores
  • confusion
  • hallucinations
  • seizure
  • signs of a weak immune system fever
  • pancreas problems
  • liver problems

For a comprehensive list of all possible side effects from Hydroxyurea Capsules (hydroxycarbamide), consult a doctor.

If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, please call your doctor immediately.


Do NOT use Hydroxyurea Capsules if:

  • You are allergic to hydroxyurea.
  • You have severe bone marrow suppression.
  • You have severe anemia.
  • You have low levels of platelets in your blood.

To make sure Hydroxyurea is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have HIV, liver disease, kidney disease, or if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation.

Possible drug interactions may occur. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking before your treatment with Hydroxyurea Capsules.

The use of Hydroxyurea Capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided. Consult a doctor or healthcare professional before taking this medicine.

Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as this medication may cause dizziness.

*Regulatory compliance may vary according to production standard, import requirements and/or manufacturing origin.

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