Cytodrox is used for treatment of Refractory ovarian cancer, Polycythemia vera and Hypereosinophilic syndrome. It belongs to a class of medications known as antineoplastic agents and contains hydroxyurea. The medicine is believed to increase the ability of deformed red blood cells to change shape, which may lessen pain felt in sickle cell anemia.
Supplied as :
Available in 500 mg power capsules
Ideally, the medicine should be taken once in a day
Symptoms of overdose associated with Cytodrox may include soreness, dark discoloration of the skin, swelling, and soreness of the palms and soles of the feet, scaling of the skin on the hands and feet, darkening of the skin and mouth sores. Precautions and Warnings
- Should not be taken without consulting the doctor if the patient has kidney, or liver disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Doctor consultation is recommended if the patient has been treated with radiation therapy or cancer chemotherapy. Also, doctor should be consulted if the patient is taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
- Should not be consumed if the patient is allergic to the medicine
- Pregnant women must consult doctor before taking the medicine; association of the medicine with breast feeding is yet not established
The risk of side effects such as inflammation of the pancreas, may be increased by Didanosine.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea and severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
- Blood disorders.
- Chills and fever.
- Inflammation of the pancreas and liver toxicity.
- Lower back or abdominal pain.
- Painful urination.
- Persistent cough, shortness of breath, itchiness, constipation and drowsiness.
- Hair loss, inflammation of the mouth, loss of appetite and redness of the face.