What is Anagrelide HCl?Anagrelide is a medicine used to treat the overproduction of platelets (type of blood cells that form clots to help stop bleeding).
What is the most important information I should know about Anagrelide HCl?Do not take anagrelide if you have liver disease since the amount of anagrelide in your blood may be greatly increased. Tell your doctor if you have heart or lung disease before you take this medicine.
Who should not take Anagrelide HCl?Do not take anagrelide if you have had an allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have liver problems.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Anagrelide HCl?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with anagrelide. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or lung disorders.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥7 years: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you/your child, based on your/your child's condition.
How should I take Anagrelide HCl?Take anagrelide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You can take anagrelide with or without meals.
What should I avoid while taking Anagrelide HCl?Do not miss any appointments with your doctor. It is important to have regular blood tests while you are taking anagrelide.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Anagrelide HCl?If anagrelide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining anagrelide with the following: amrinone, cilostazol, enoximone, fluvoxamine, milrinone, olprinone, or theophylline.
What are the possible side effects of Anagrelide HCl?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: abdominal pain, chest pain, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, fluid retention, gas, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, palpitations (rapid heartbeat), rash, shortness of breath, sore throat, stomach upset, weakness
Can I receive Anagrelide HCl if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of anagrelide during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Anagrelide HCl?If you miss a dose of anagrelide, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Anagrelide HCl?Store at room temperature.