What is Anagrelide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Agrylin


Anagrelide is in a class of medications known as platelet-reducing agents. It works by slowing the production of platelets in the body. Anagrelide is used to decrease the number of platelets, which are a type of blood cell that is needed to control bleeding.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Anagrelide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Heart palpitations 2
Headaches 1
Internal bleeding (hemorrhage) 1
Numbness in feet 1
Visual disturbances (light flashes and squiggles) 1

Why patients stopped taking Anagrelide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Anagrelide


Stopped taking Anagrelide

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Anagrelide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) 1

Patients stopped taking Anagrelide and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Peginterferon alfa 2a (Pegasys) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Anagrelide.