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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

anagrelide hydrochloride 
The hydrochloride salt of a synthetic quinazoline derivative, anagrelide hydrochloride reduces platelet production through a decrease in megakaryocyte maturation. Anagrelide inhibits cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase, as well as ADP- and collagen-induced platelet aggregation. At therapeutic doses, it does not influence white cell counts or coagulation parameters. Anagrelide is used for treatment of essential thrombocythemia to reduce elevated platelet counts and the risk of thrombosis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Agrylin
Foreign brand name:Thromboreductin