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I've heard there's a new drug now used for sickle-cell anemia, which I have. Can I use it while I try to get pregnant?
Answer:
You are probably referring to hydroxyurea, which has proved to be the first effective treatment of sickle-cell anemia. It helps reduce the excruciating pain of some sickle-cell attacks, but its use carries some risk and it cannot be given to all sickle-cell sufferers. We do not know the long-term effects of the drug, so women contemplating pregnancy are advised not to use it.
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