Hydroxyurea in two pregnant women with sickle cell anemia.

Hydroxyurea is classified as an S-phase antineoplastic agent (pregnancy category D). Two women became pregnant while taking hydroxyurea for sickle cell anemia and delivered live infants with no congenital anomalies. Although teratogenic effects of hydroxyurea were reported in animal studies, several case reports suggest the agent may have minimal… (More)