Agrylin Anagrelide Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Agrylin 0.5mgManufacturer: Shire Canada Inc. Source Country : Canada
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Anagrelide Hydrochloride 0.5mgGeneric Alternative to Agrylin 0.5mg
Marketed as Pms-Anagrelide in Canada Manufacturer: Pharmascience Inc. Source Country : Canada
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Anagrelide Hydrochloride 1mgGeneric Alternative to Agrylin 1mg
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Description of Agrylin
Agrylin is a drug used for the treatment of thrombocythemia. This is a blood disorder which causes the production of large quantities of platelets by the bone marrow. People buy Agrylin to treat this condition. Blood clots are formed by platelets. The excessive production of platelets causes problems with the circulation of blood. It can cause bleeding and blood clots. The generic name of the drug is anagrelide. It is available in a capsule form.
Indications & Dosage of Agrylin
Agrylin blocks the production of platelets. Patients buy Agrylin to rapidly control the growth of bone marrow. The drug is also used for controlling spontaneous hemorrhages. Agrylin is also prescribed for chronic myeloid leukemia. The basic action of the drug is to inhibit the growing of platelets. The natural process is from megakaryocytes, which are bone marrow cells responsible for the production of platelets.
Agrylin requires a prescription and medical supervision for its use. Patients who buy Agrylin should take the drug in capsules of 2.5 milligrams. These can be taken two to four times depending on the advice of the doctor. The total dosage cannot exceed 10 milligrams a day. The medicine works best when taken regularly. Therefore, it is advised to take the capsules at fixed times every day. The doctor keeps a constant watch on the platelet count and adjusts the dose accordingly. Agrylin can be taken with or without food.
Side Effects & Interactions of Agrylin
The use of Agrylin may lead to headaches and nausea. It may also cause dizziness. Other side effects are weakness and possible diarrhea. If all these conditions persist, the physician needs to be consulted. It is advised that the patient not stand or sit up suddenly while taking Agrylin.
Any sudden pain in the left arm or the jaw is to be reported to the physician. Other side effects may include blackness of the stool. If any swelling occurs especially near the ankles and the feet, this is to be reported to the doctor immediately. The physician should be informed if the urine has a dark color or if the patient throws up dark colored vomit. The doctor is to be informed about any slurring in speech or blurring of vision.
The doctor should be told about all allergies that the patient might have. All drugs that are being taken by the patient for other illnesses have also to be revealed to the doctor. It is imperative that no new medicine be started without consulting the doctor. It is also necessary to take the physician’s advice before discontinuing any drug.
Agrylin should not be given to any patient with even mild kidney or liver problems.
Warnings & Precautions of Agrylin
The physician should be made aware of the complete medical history of the patient. Agrylin is not to be taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers. The drug may cause drowsiness. It may also cause blurred vision. As a result, the patient should not drive a car or handle hazardous machinery immediately after taking a dose. Agrylin should be stored away from moisture and away from bright light. It should be kept in a place where the temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.