Side effect(s) of Fluorouracil

Review the side-effects of Fluorouracil as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

   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.

- Taste perversion and mouth ulcer.

- Eosinophilia, decrease in platelets and toxic granulation.

- Hair loss, blistering, scaling, swelling, tenderness and hives.

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

- Herpes simplex.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Fluorouracil

Fluorouracil(Adrucil) generic 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.

Trade Names for Fluorouracil

India :

International :

Adrucil, Carac, Efudix, Efudex And Fluoroplex
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