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I have sickle cell anemia and my Hb is 7.7g/dL. What medicines should I take?

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Dr. Amit Kumar

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Published At November 2, 2019
Reviewed AtAugust 28, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 29 years old, and I have sickle cell anemia. My Hb is 7.7 g/dL now. What medicines should I take?

Answered by Dr. Amit Kumar

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sickle cell anemia has no proper cure. The goal of management is to:

1) Relieve pain (with pain killers).

2) Preventing infections.

3) Preventing complications.

As you know in sickle cell anemia, red blood cells are abnormal in structure and function. So it needs a frequent blood transfusion. However, stem cell therapy, a newly emerging branch have some hope, but it is not frequently available. Through this therapy, it is possible to generate normal red blood cells from bone marrow after stem cell transplantation, this could be a hope for you.

If your case is severe then consult your doctor and discuss about Hydroxyurea (Hydroxycarbamide), which is a medicine and help, and you will need a lesser blood transfusion.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Amit Kumar
Dr. Amit Kumar

Cardiology

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