Select therapeutic use:

Head and neck cancer:

Indications for: HYDREA

Adjunct with irradiation therapy in locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (excluding the lip).

Adult Dosage:

Base dose on ideal or actual weight, whichever is less. Individualize. Initially 15mg/kg/day. Renal impairment (CrCl <60mL/min or ESRD): initially 7.5mg/kg/day; give dose following dialysis (monitor). Dose modifications: see full labeling.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

HYDREA Warnings/Precautions:

Risk of severe myelosuppression. Markedly depressed bone marrow function: do not initiate. Monitor CBCs prior to and during therapy; interrupt, reduce dose, or discontinue as needed. Risk of hemolytic anemia. Monitor for secondary malignancies (eg, leukemia, skin cancer). Avoid sun exposure. Previous irradiation therapy; monitor for skin erythema. Macrocytosis may mask folic acid deficiency; prophylactic folic acid is recommended. Pulmonary toxicity. Myeloproliferative disorders; discontinue if cutaneous vasculitic ulcerations occur. Renal or hepatic impairment. Elderly. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Advise to use effective contraception during and for ≥6 months (females of reproductive potential) or ≥1 year (males) after therapy. Pregnancy: exclude status prior to initiation. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

HYDREA Classification:

Antimetabolite.

HYDREA Interactions:

Avoid concomitant didanosine, with or without stavudine, or other antiretrovirals (may cause pancreatitis [monitor], fatal hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy). Avoid live vaccines. Increased risk of vasculitic toxicities with interferon therapy. May cause falsely elevated results in urea, uric acid, and lactic acid assays.

Adverse Reactions:

Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, GI upset, anorexia; secondary malignancies, macrocytosis, interstitial lung disease.

Note:

Wear disposable gloves when handling caps or bottle.

Generic Drug Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Caps—100

Pricing for HYDREA

500mg capsule (Qty: 60)
Appx. price $25
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Leukemias, lymphomas, and other hematologic cancers:

Indications for: HYDREA

Resistant chronic myeloid leukemia.

Adult Dosage:

Base dose on ideal or actual weight, whichever is less. Individualize. Initially 15mg/kg/day. Renal impairment (CrCl <60mL/min or ESRD): initially 7.5mg/kg/day; give dose following dialysis (monitor). Dose modifications: see full labeling.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

HYDREA Warnings/Precautions:

Risk of severe myelosuppression. Markedly depressed bone marrow function: do not initiate. Monitor CBCs prior to and during therapy; interrupt, reduce dose, or discontinue as needed. Risk of hemolytic anemia. Monitor for secondary malignancies (eg, leukemia, skin cancer). Avoid sun exposure. Previous irradiation therapy; monitor for skin erythema. Macrocytosis may mask folic acid deficiency; prophylactic folic acid is recommended. Pulmonary toxicity. Myeloproliferative disorders; discontinue if cutaneous vasculitic ulcerations occur. Renal or hepatic impairment. Elderly. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Advise to use effective contraception during and for ≥6 months (females of reproductive potential) or ≥1 year (males) after therapy. Pregnancy: exclude status prior to initiation. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

HYDREA Classification:

Antimetabolite.

HYDREA Interactions:

Avoid concomitant didanosine, with or without stavudine, or other antiretrovirals (may cause pancreatitis [monitor], fatal hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy). Avoid live vaccines. Increased risk of vasculitic toxicities with interferon therapy. May cause falsely elevated results in urea, uric acid, and lactic acid assays.

Adverse Reactions:

Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, GI upset, anorexia; secondary malignancies, macrocytosis, interstitial lung disease.

Note:

Wear disposable gloves when handling caps or bottle.

Generic Drug Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Caps—100

Pricing for HYDREA

500mg capsule (Qty: 60)
Appx. price $25
GoodRx