Hydroxyurea is used to treat cancer of the white blood cells also known as chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). It might also be given together with radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (advanced squamous cell cancer).

Hydroxyurea intermeddles with the growth of cancer cells, which are ultimately destroyed by the body. Hydroxyurea is used to prevent painful episodes and decrease the need for blood transfusions in patients with sickle cell anaemia. It works by increasing the flexibility of red blood cells.

This medication is only available under the prescription of your doctor.


The product is available in the following dosing forms:

  1. Tablet
  2. Capsule