Fluorouracil falls under a class of drugs known as anti-metabolites. It is used to treat symptoms of colon and breast, stomach and pancreas cancer. If used topically it treats abnormal skin growth. It functions by prohibiting the growth of cancerous cells.
Before using this medication, notify your doctor if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient contained within it
- 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 or 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 or stomach cancer is 500 mg by IV infusion for 1-5 days.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
Cancer Of Colon And Rectum
Skin LesionsTopical Use
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medication 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Fluorouracil as ingredient
This medication 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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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