Skip to contentUniversity of Michigan Health System - link
Department of Internal Medicine - link
search this site

About Us

Info for Patients

Referring Physicians

Our Faculty

Education & Research

HIV/AIDS Treatment Program

What's Inside/Appt Scheduling

In the Spotlight
Take a Look
Web Resources

More News

Internal Resources

Internal Medicine Divisions


Drug Information Page

Hydrea (hydroxyurea)

Hydrea inhibits HIV viral reproduction by inhibiting factors made by human cells that HIV needs in order to reproduce.

Dosage: 500mg twice per day  (Can be taken with or without food)

Side Effects:   

  • Neutropenia (low white blood cell count)
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count)
  • Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • nausea / vomiting
  • rash
  • leg ulcers

Call your doctor is you have any of these signs:

  • Rash
  • tired or fatigue
  • bruising
  • blood in urine, bleeding from gums
  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

All of your Antiviral Medication must be taken exactly as prescribed, without skipping or altering doses. Please notify your doctor if you have any problems with these or any of your medicines.

For more information on Hydrea click here


U-M Medical School
| Hospitals & Health Centers | U-M | TEXT-ONLY

University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive  Ann Arbor, MI 48109   734-936-4000
(c) copyright Regents of the University of Michigan
Template developed & maintained by: Public Relations & Marketing Communications
Contact UMHS

The University of Michigan Health System web site does not provide specific medical advice and does not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any links to this site.
Complete disclaimer and Privacy Statement


Health Topics A-Z

For Patients & Families

For Health Professionals

Search Tools & Index