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Fluo Cream

Manufacturer: West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluorouracil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Fluo Cream falls under a class of drugs known as anti-metabolites. It is used to treat symptoms of colon and breast/stomach/ pancreas cancer and as a cream it treats abnormal skin growth. It functions by prohibiting the growth of cancerous cells.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as burning sensations, dryness, skin rash, swelling, skin color change, heartburn, temporary hair loss, change in taste, difficulty sleeping/ breathing/ maintaining balance, diarrhea, mouth sores and chest pain. Seek medical attention if your reactions persist or worsen over time.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if: you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Fluo Cream, you have any other allergies, you are taking sorivudine, you have any serious infection, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you have liver/ kidney disorder, you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, or are nursing a baby.

The dosage should be determined by your doctor based on your condition. The usual dose in adults for treating colon/ breast/ pancreas/ rectum/ liver/ ovary/ stomach cancer is 500 mg by IV infusion for 1-5 days.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Weakness

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • Reduced Blood Platelets

  • Increased Risk Of Infection

  • Decreased White Blood Cell Count

  • Hair Loss

  • Bronchospasm

  • Diarrhoea

  • Esophagitis

  • Stomatitis (Inflammation Of The Mouth)

  • Inflammation Of The Rectum

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Fluracil 500mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Fluracil 500mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • 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.

Fluo Cream is a chemotherapy drug belonging to the group of antimetabolites. It works by restricting the creation and repairing of DNA cells, and thereby prevents the growth and proliferation of the cancer cells in the body.

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