Does Hydroxyurea affect kidney function?
I am 79 with a one year diagnosis of ET JAK2. My platelets were slowly rising for several years before diagnosis and my kidney function was slightly lower. I have been taking 500 mg HU daily, then every other day, now three days a week. My platelets are now 519.
My CBC lab shows all my kidney functions considerably down. I am concerned about this but my primary says wait until next six month labs.
Is Hydroxyurea known to cause kidney issues? Anyone have this issue?