Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Agrylin
Generic Name: anagrelide (Pronunciation: an AH gre lide)
What is anagrelide (Agrylin)?
Anagrelide is used to treat a condition called thrombocythemia (also called thrombocytosis). Thrombocythemia is a blood cell disorder in which too many platelet cells are produced, causing bleeding or blood-clotting problems.
Anagrelide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Anagrelide 0.5 mg-BAR
capsule, white, imprinted with barr 0.5 mg, 101
Anagrelide 0.5 mg-IVA
capsule, gray/white, imprinted with LOGO 5241, 0.5 mg
Anagrelide 0.5 mg-MYL
capsule, gray/orange, imprinted with MYLAN 6868
Anagrelide 1 mg-BAR
capsule, gray, imprinted with barr 1 mg, 102
Anagrelide 1 mg-IVA
capsule, white, imprinted with LOGO 5240, 1 mg
Anagrelide 1 mg-MYL
capsule, blue/gray, imprinted with MYLAN 6869
What are the possible side effects of anagrelide (Agrylin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about anagrelide (Agrylin)?
You should not use anagrelide if you are allergic to it, or if you have moderate to severe liver disease.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Your kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly. Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are taking anagrelide, especially if you need to have any type of surgery.
Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can make your condition worse very quickly.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as dry cough, trouble breathing, swelling, fast or pounding heartbeats, chest pain, sudden numbness or weakness, confusion, problems with speech or balance, severe stomach pain, seizure, fainting, blood in your urine or stools, easy bruising or bleeding, or unusual weakness.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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