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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of hydrea oral.

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Condition: Increased Red Blood Cells
8/8/2009 12:52:33 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Increased Red Blood Cells
6/7/2009 6:05:14 PM

Reviewer: EMonte0488, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this medication (1 capsule a day) since December 2008. I was diagnosed with Myeloperliferative Disease and this is what they put me on to bring my platelets and hemaglobin down. I had acute myelogeneous leukemia 14 years ago. I had a bone marrow transplant then and have been in remission until I developed this disease. The drug has been great in doing what is supposed to do, but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Red Blood Cells
1/26/2009 9:37:35 PM

Reviewer: buzzard, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have minor side effects. Red pigment under my skin, tiredness sometimes.

Condition: Increased Red Blood Cells
12/15/2008 4:07:24 PM

Reviewer: GHY3, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Experienced most, if not all, of the side effects, including reaction to drug, coupled with Type R flu. The drug has reduced my red blood cell count, including reducing my white blood cell count to 2500.

Condition: Increased Red Blood Cells
12/10/2008 4:57:47 PM

Reviewer: DEE11, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
WHILE BEING ON THIS MED ALTHOUGH IT HELPED WITH ENLARGED SPLEEN AND LIVER DUE TO POLYCYTHEMIA VERA MY PLATLETS CRASHED 2X..I FEEL THE NEED TO HAVE MY BLOOD DONE MORE OFTEN 2X MONTH .PRESENTLY ITS BEING DONE 1X MONTH .THIS IS CONSIDERED AN INFREQUENT SIDE EEFECT BUT NONE THE LESS IT IS HAPPENING TO ME

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