Is hydroxyurea used to treat chronic pain in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Hydroxyurea may decrease the frequency and severity of pain episodes. [71] The safety of long-term hydroxyurea use in children remains uncertain, however (see Hydroxyurea Therapy, above).


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!