Hydroxyurea is available in capsule form.
Hydroxyurea is usually taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day. Your doctor may change the dosage of Hydroxyurea depending on blood tests results. Always follow the doctor’s instructions strictly. Do not stop taking (or giving) Hydroxyurea unless you are told to do so by your doctor. Do not take (or give) more or less than required unless instructed.
Take (or give) Hydroxyurea with food or on an empty stomach. Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water. Do not open, crush or chew the capsules. Please inform your pharmacist or doctor if you (or your child) are unable to swallow capsules.
If you (or your child) forget a dose, take (or give) it as soon as you remember. If it is nearer to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take (or give) two doses at the same time.
Do not repeat dose if vomiting occurs after dose is administered, wait until the next scheduled dose. Contact the pharmacist or doctor if you (or your child) repeatedly missed doses due to vomiting, even with the administration of anti-vomiting medicine.