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Drug information on Fluracil (Fluorouracil) from Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Fluracil

  Capsule
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Generic : Fluorouracil
 65.00
250mg
10 Capsules
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Drug Name : Fluorouracil

Fluorouracil(Adrucil) generic Fluracil 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 Fluracil may be prescribed


Side effects of Fluracil

   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.

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.

How to use Fluracil?

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 is Fluracil not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Fluracil

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 Fluracil

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Fluracil

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



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