New Tablet Strength of Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment Siklos Available

Siklos is now available in 1000mg triple-scored tablets
Siklos is now available in 1000mg triple-scored tablets

Siklos (hydroxyurea; Medunik) is now available in 1000mg triple-scored tablets to reduce the frequency of painful crises and need for blood transfusions in patients aged ≥2 years with sickle cell anemia with recurrent moderate to severe painful crises.

In addition to the 1000mg tablet, Siklos is also available in 100mg tablets. “Given that the new triple-scored Siklos 1000mg tablets can be divided into 4 equal parts of 250mg each, when combined with the 100mg tablets, it is now possible to adjust dosing in increments as small as 50mg (starting at a 200mg dose)," said Dany Hallé, Vice President, Commercial Affairs, at Medunik. The 100mg tablets, however, should not be split into smaller parts.

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For patients who are unable to swallow the tablets, Siklos can be dispersed immediately before use in a small quantity of water in a teaspoon. As Siklos is a cytotoxic drug, caregivers are advised to wear disposable gloves when handling tablets or bottles containing the drug.

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