|(an AG gre
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitor|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to anagrelide or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to lower a part of the blood called platelets.
Your platelet count in your blood was very
|How does it work?|
- Anagrelide lowers your platelet count. We do not know exactly how it
does this. It may decrease the amount produced by the
|How is it best taken?|
- Take on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Use caution if you have heart disease. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine.
- Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This
includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing;
cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Do not use in pregnancy and do not get pregnant. Use birth control
that you can trust while taking this medicine.
- Do not use if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Headache. Mild pain medicine may help.
- Dizziness and weakness. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities
that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects you.
- Rapid heartbeats called palpitations.
- Swelling of hands and feet.
- Belly pain.
|What should I monitor?|
- Check blood work (platelet count). Talk with healthcare provider.
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat.
- Severe headache.
- Passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
- Severe diarrhea.
- Any signs of bleeding.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in tight, light-resistant container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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