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Side effect(s) of Flucytosine

Read the side effects of Flucytosine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart - Heart arrest, myocardial toxicity and ventricular dysfunction.

Respiratory - Respiratory arrest, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.

Skin - Rash, itching, hives and sensitivity to light.

Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute liver injury, liver dysfunction, jaundice, ulcerative colitis, increased level of liver enzymes.

Genitourinary - Creatinine and BUN elevation, crystal in urine and kidney failure.

Blood - Anemia, eosinophilia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

Central Nervous System - Incoordination, hearing loss, headache, tingling, Parkinsonism, peripheral neuropathy, fever, fainting, sleepiness, epilepsy, confusion, hallucinations and psychosis.

Miscellaneous - Fatigue, decrease in blood potassium and sugar level, weakness, allergic reactions, Lyell's syndrome.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Flucytosine

Flucytosine(Ancobon) generic is an antifungal agent, prescribed for serious infections (eg- candida, meningitis and pulmonary infections) caused by certain fungi either alone or with other medications. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection.
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