Side effects of hydroxyurea are generally mild and can include:
- Low blood counts, which may increase the risk of infection and bleeding.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Loss of appetite.
- Fever or chills.
- Mouth sores (stomatitis).
- Blackening of the fingernails and toenails.
- Skin ulcers (uncommon side effect).
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 17, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
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