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    Condition: Other
    5/20/2014 11:05:23 PM

    Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

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    Condition: Other
    2/22/2014 8:18:53 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been taking hydroxyurea for about 7 years. Just now getting severe side effect of trigger finger, especially if given a different brand of this drug. I would love to take something else, but without it, platelets are 1.5 million. Platelets have been fluctuating between 650 and 250, depending on how much exercise I'm doing, while taking this medication.

    Condition: Other
    12/30/2012 6:21:58 PM

    Reviewer: DaveBo51, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed 11 years ago with polycythemia vera and ET. I have taken 1500 mg every day since that day. I have had my white count up to 18 and as low as 4. My hair has thinned very much. No other problems with this drug.

    Condition: Other
    2/20/2012 1:09:15 PM

    Reviewer: Tony Z, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have had Polycythemia vera for about 5 years now. Have taken this med for about 4+ of those years, all my numbers are normal and it has helped me immensely

    Condition: Other
    10/13/2011 8:59:47 PM

    Reviewer: Piggybanke, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Polycythemia Vera. I started with two 500mg daily and after four months my numbers were looking very good and heading towards normal range. In week four, numbers went back up. Dr. changed me to 1000 mg every other day and 1500 the other days. I get my blood checked next week. Also scheduled me for two weeks of phlebotomies. I am hoping for the best.

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