Hydroxyurea/Interferon Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

How this interaction occurs is not known.

What might happen:

Your risk of developing problems with the blood flow to your skin, which can result in skin ulcers/sores and skin death.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are using these medicines together. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any sores on your skin.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

  • 1.Smyth AC. Dear Healthcare Provider: Droxia (hydroxyurea). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company January 20, 2006.
  • 2.Smyth AC. Dear Healthcare Provider: Hydrea (hydroxyurea). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company January 20, 2006.