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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking anagrelide (Agrylin)?
You should not use anagrelide if you are allergic to it, or if you have moderate to severe liver disease.
To make sure you can safely take anagrelide, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether anagrelide will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether anagrelide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using anagrelide.
How should I take anagrelide (Agrylin)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
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.
Do not stop taking anagrelide without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can make your condition worse very quickly.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using anagrelide. Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are taking anagrelide.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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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