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Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
9/22/2014 7:18:38 PM

Reviewer: Suependos, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was diagnosed with ET about 8 years ago. I will be 60 in 3 months. I started out at .5 mg 2x a day, and progressed to 1 mg 2x a day. This drug controlled my platelets, as long as I took each dose. The morning pill gave me an increased heart rate that became increasingly uncomfortable.Also my RBC was low. My doctor put me on one 500mg of hydrea in the morning and one, 1 mg of anagralide on the ev ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
8/6/2013 11:59:34 AM

Reviewer: stroke, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I get burning feet

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
5/9/2013 2:11:01 PM

Reviewer: hrivney, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
MD noticed elevated platelets for over a year, sent to oncologist, had bone marrow aspiration (ouch!), megakaryocytes are producing too many platelets, so went on Agralyn, later generic anagrelide. I take 0.5 mg 2 x day, and for years now (since 2005)my platelets are between 275K and 325K, very stable. I get quarterly blood tests and semi-annual hematologist/oncologist visits. If I take too muc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
4/30/2013 7:18:39 PM

Reviewer: Knitter1234, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I began taking anagrelide Jan. 2011. At present I am taking 2.5 mg at 6 a.m. , 2mg 6 p.m. My platelets fluctuate between 500,000 and 750,000. My major complaints are morning diarrhea, swollen ankles which I thought was due to water retention but now feel it is circulation. See the oncologist in a few weeks and will discuss. Did have 2 heavy nosebleeds in the past week, the last taking me to the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Elevated Platelets with Rapid Growth of Bone Marrow
11/27/2012 5:43:28 PM

Reviewer: oemmm, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was a test subject for Agrylin in 1991 and when the Generic anagrelide came along I started on that.always had heart pounding,tiredness,needle like stabs in the feet,headaches.still alive after 21 years.last couple years having hard time breathing as my throat seems to be closing along with nasal passages.scary sometimes. my Dr. not even asking for blood tests anymore.kidneys hurt and constant p ... Show Full Comment

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