Treats a blood disorder called thrombocythemia by lowering the number of platelets in your blood.
Store the capsules at room temperature away from heat, moisture, or direct light.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
You may take the medicine with or without food.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
Swelling in your feet or ankles
Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to anagrelide.
Use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
Tell your doctor if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease.
You will need to have regular blood testing while using anagrelide to make sure the medicine is working and is not causing harmful side effects.
Keep all appointments your doctor makes for you.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy before using this medicine.
Anagrelide should not be used if you are pregnant, because it may be harmful to an unborn baby.
Use an effective form of birth control while being treated with this medicine.
If you are breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
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