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Fluorouracil

Fluorouracil
Fluorouracil
Product Code : 58
Product Description

Fluorouracil

Fluorouracil often abbreviated as 5FU is a chemotherapy drug that is used for the treatment of various types of cancer like bowel, breast, stomach, gullet and other cancers. Fluorouracil belongs to a group of drugs known as Anti-metabolites. It resembles a normal cell nutrient needed by a cancer cell to grow. The cancer cells absorb fluorouracil, which then controls their growth and multiplication.

Dosage : Fluorouracil 250mg/5ml, Fluorouracil 500mg/10ml

How it is Administered

  • The drug may be injected directly into the veins using fine tube (Cannula) inserted into the veins of the arms

  • Through a central line in form of drip, which is injected under the skin into a vein near the collarbone

  • Using a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line, which is inserted into a vein in the crook of your arm

Side Effects
There are various side effect associated with the drug that are predictable in the terms of onset and duration. In case you experience any of the side effects, immediately contact your doctor.

  • Sore mouth and ulcers

  • Taste changes

  • Diarrhea

  • Gritty eyes and blurred vision

  • Skin colour changes

  • Lowered resistance to infection

  • Bruising or bleeding

  • Anemia

  • Tiredness and weakness

Precautions

  • Tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins and herbal remedies

  • It is important to discuss your fertility with the doctor before starting the treatment

  • It is advisable to avoid pregnancy or becoming father during the course of treatment




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