Q. I have sickle cell anemia and my Hb is 7. 7g/dL. What medicines should I take?

Answered by
Dr. Amit Arora
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This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 01, 2019

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?

Dr. Amit Arora



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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.

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