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Fiveflurd (Fluorouracil) Drug Price and Information

Fiveflurd is an antimetabolite, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as colon, rectal, breast, stomach and pancreatic cancer.  It works by blocking the growth of certain cells.


GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Fluorouracil
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    Drug information on Fiveflurd (Fluorouracil) from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd


    Drug Name : Fluorouracil

    Fluorouracil(Adrucil) generic Fiveflurd is an antimetabolite, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as colon, rectal, breast, stomach and pancreatic cancer. It works by blocking the growth of certain cells.
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    Medical condition(s) for which Fiveflurd may be prescribed

    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    PO- The recommended dose is 1gm on alternate days, then 1 gm weekly. IV- 12mg/kg/day for 4 days.
    Topical: 0.5 -5%cream- Apply 1-2 times/day for 2-4 week.

    Side effects of Fiveflurd

    Most Common : Burning, crusting, skin inflammation, erosions, redness of the skin, pigmentation, irritation, pain, photosensitivity, itching, scar, rash, soreness and ulceration.

    Central Nervous System : Emotional upset, sleeplessness and irritability.

    Gastrointestinal : Taste perversion and mouth ulcer.

    Blood : Eosinophilia, decrease in platelets and toxic granulation.

    Skin : Hair loss, blistering, scaling, swelling, tenderness and hives.

    Special Senses : Eye irritation, increased tears and nose irritation.

    Miscellaneous : Herpes simplex.

    How to use Fiveflurd?

    It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

    When Should Fiveflurd not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with severe infection, who are taking sorivudine and hypersensitivity.


    Warnings and Precautions for Fiveflurd

    Caution should be exercised in patients with liver or kidney impairment, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

    Avoid contact with people who have any infection.

    It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising or bleeding.

    Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

    Other Precautions for Fiveflurd

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Fiveflurd

    Store it at room temperature (25�C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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