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Drug information on Riborea (Hydroxyurea) from Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.


  Capsule/ Tablet
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Hydroxyurea
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Riborea may be prescribed

Side effects of Riborea

   Most common : Bone marrow depression.

   Gastrointestinal : Mouth ulcer, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation.

   Skin : Rash, skin ulceration, skin changes and redness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Intermittent Therapy
80 mg/kg administered orally as a single dose every third day.
Continuous Therapy
20 to 30 mg/kg administered orally as a single dose daily.
Concomitant Therapy with Irradiation
Carcinoma of the head and neck—80 mg/kg administered orally as a single dose every third day.

How to use Riborea?

It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Riborea not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe bone marrow depression, abnormal decrease in blood cell counts and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Riborea

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of AIDS, who have undergone radiation therapy, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

• It may be harmful if it gets on the skin; avoid direct contact with hands.

• Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Riborea

Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and citrus juices.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Riborea

Keep it out of reach of children in a safe place.

Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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