Doxifluridine is used to treat conditions related to cancer, such as cancer of the stomach, and for treatment during chemotherapy. It works by suppressing the growth of cancerous cells. It is administered orally and is available in the form of tablets.
The following side effects are possible, but may not occur in all the cases. Some adverse effects, though rare, may turn out to be serious. Consult your medical practitioner if these side effects appear, and especially if they seem to be persistent. The possible adverse effects are: impaired judgment, heart failure, loss of appetite, loss of weight, upward movement of eyes and difficulties in remembering things.
Make sure that you inform your doctor about your health conditions, any medication that you may be taking, and any allergies you may have. Do not take Doxifluridine if you have, or have had chickenpox, if there is a significant fall in the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets, if you have a history of heart or liver disease, if you have an infection, if you have had ulcers in your stomach or intestines, allergy, in cases of DPD deficiency and if you are a pregnant or a breastfeeding woman.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Doxifluridine as ingredient
Doxifluridine is used as a cytostatic agent for chemotherapy. The drug inhibits the DNA synthesis and may also act by being an agonist to the T-CELLS and also activates the HELPER CELLS.
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