Hydroxyurea affects certain cells in the body, such as cancer cells or sickled red blood cells. Hydroxyurea is used to treat chronic myelocytic leukemia, ovarian cancer, and certain types of skin cancer (melanoma and primary squamous cell cancer of the head and neck). Hydroxyurea is also used to reduce pain episodes and the need for blood transfusions in people with sickle cell anemia. Hydroxyurea will not cure sickle cell anemia. Hydroxyurea may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hydrea is an antineoplastic chemotherapy drug used in patients with various kinds of cancer. This medication is used to treat different types of cancers namely myelogenous leukemia, ovarian cancer, melanoma and a type of head and neck cancer. Hydrea treats cancer by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells in your body.