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Anagrelide

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Phosphodiesterase-3 Enzyme Inhibitor Agrylin Adult

Anagrelide - What is it for

​Anagrelide is an antiplatelet agent used for treatment of myeloproliferative disorders.

Anagrelide - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Anagrelide cause?

  1. Headache
  2. Lethargy or generalised weakness
  3. Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea
  4. Dizziness
  5. Heart palpitations
  6. Fluid retention or leg swelling

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  1. Sign of an allergic reaction e.g. rash, itching, swollen, trouble breathing.
  2. Sign of bleeding e.g. throwing up blood, blood in the urine, black and tarry stools, bleeding from the gum, bruises without a reason or that get bigger.
  3. Severe headache or severe dizziness
  4. Chest pain or shortness of breath
  5. Irregular or fast heartbeat

Before taking Anagrelide , what precautions must I follow?

​Talk to your doctor before taking Anagrelide:

  1. If you have or think you might have a problem with your heart
  2. If you have ever had a long QT on ECG or other heartbeat that is not normal
  3. If you have any problems with your liver or kidneys
  4. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  5. If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug and for 1 week after your last dose

There is an increased risk of bleeding when Anagrelide is taken together with aspirin. This risk is higher in patients with a platelet count of more than 1000 x 109/L.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist the medicines you are taking including vitamins and supplements. Some blood thinners, painkillers or antidepressants may increase the risk of bleeding while on Anagrelide.

 

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Anagrelide ?

Anagrelide - Dosage and How to Use

How should Anagrelide be used?

Anagrelide should be taken orally as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.Do not crush or chew the capsule.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is close to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your usual time. Do not take two doses at once or take extra doses

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Anagrelide - Handling

How should I handle Anagrelide safely?

Anagrelide - Storage

How should I store Anagrelide ?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Anagrelide safely?

​Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs.

Anagrelide - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Singapore General Hospital

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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