Review: could Hydroxyurea cause Fatigue?


Summary

Fatigue is found among people who take Hydroxyurea, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 3,725 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxyurea from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Hydroxyurea

Hydroxyurea has active ingredients of hydroxyurea. It is often used in chronic myeloid leukaemia. (latest outcomes from Hydroxyurea 4,758 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 346,068 Fatigue patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

3,725 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyurea.
Among them, 229 people (6.15%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydroxyurea cause Fatigue?

Time on Hydroxyurea when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 2.08 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Hydroxyurea *:

  • female: 46.79 %
  • male: 53.21 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Hydroxyurea *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.08 %
  • 20-29: 2.7 %
  • 30-39: 8.65 %
  • 40-49: 16.22 %
  • 50-59: 12.97 %
  • 60+: 58.38 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Hydroxyurea **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 20 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (39 people, 17.03%)
  • Hypertension (38 people, 16.59%)
  • Pain (23 people, 10.04%)
  • Depression (19 people, 8.30%)
  • Emphysema (16 people, 6.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (41 people, 17.90%)
  • Acetaminophen (31 people, 13.54%)
  • Norvasc (27 people, 11.79%)
  • Protonix (26 people, 11.35%)
  • Lisinopril (26 people, 11.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (50 people, 21.83%)
  • Anaemia (46 people, 20.09%)
  • Weight Decreased (40 people, 17.47%)
  • Asthenia (34 people, 14.85%)
  • Nausea (33 people, 14.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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