This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- blood disorder
- bone marrow disorder
Brand Name(s): Agrylin
Generic Name: Anagrelide
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.
If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Speak with your doctor before taking any medicine with aspirin.
If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.
Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet indicating your medical condition.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Always refill this medicine before it runs out.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- chest or jaw pain
- changes in memory, mood, or thinking
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- fast or irregular heart beats
- rapid breathing
- slurred speech
- stomach pain
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- dark, tarry stool
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- blurring or changes of vision
- weakness on one side of the body
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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