Primary Use Thrombocythemia secondary to myeloproliferative disorders
Medicine Overview of Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)
Uses of Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)
Indicated for the treatment of patients with thrombocythemia, secondary to myeloproliferative neoplasms, to reduce the elevated platelet count and the risk of thrombosis and to ameliorate associated symptoms including thrombo-hemorrhagic events.
Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP) side effects
Headache, diarrhea, weakness, nausea, gas, loss of appetite, and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.
How to use Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 2 or 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor.
How Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP) works
Anagrelide is used to treat a certain blood disorder (thrombocythemia), which is caused by your bone marrow making too many platelets. Platelets are a blood cell that the body uses to form blood clots. Too many platelets can cause problems with your circulation, including unwanted blood clots and bleeding problems. This drug reduces the number of platelets in the bloodstream by blocking their production.
In Depth Information on Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)
Expert advice for Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)
- This medicine may come with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read it carefully if available. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.
- Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.People with high platelets may not feel sick. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Stopping anagrelide will cause your platelets to go back up.
- Your doctor will check your blood counts regularly to monitor your progress and adjust your dose.
Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP) related warnings
Special precautions for Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy. Limit alcoholic beverages.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of kidney problems.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of liver problems.
What if you miss a dose of Anagrelide 0.5mg 100s (USP)?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Other name: Anagrelide (Agrylin) Drug