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Fluorouracil Information

Fluorouracil Benefits & Uses - Fluorouracil Benefits & Uses in English

Fluorouracil is used to treat the following -

Fluorouracil Dosage & How to Take - Fluorouracil Dosage & How to Take in English

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Fluorouracil - Fluorouracil Active Ingredients in English


Fluorouracil Side Effects - Fluorouracil Side Effects in English

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Fluorouracil is used -

  1. मतली या उलटी
  2. दुर्बलता
  3. भूख कम लगना
  4. संक्रमण होने का बढ़ता खतरा
  5. सफेद रक्त कोशिका गिनती में कमी (न्यूट्रफिल्स)
  6. बालों का झड़ना
  7. दस्त
  8. एसोफैगिटिस
  9. स्टोमाटाईटिस (मुंह की सूजन)
  10. मलाशय की सूजन
  11. हाथों और पैरों में दर्द
  12. त्वचा पर निशान पड़ना
  13. कॉन्टैक्ट डर्मेटाइटिस
  14. चिड़चिड़ापन
  15. त्वचा का लाल होना
  16. जलन
  17. सूखी त्वचा
  18. अन्न-नलिका का रोग
  19. त्वचा में जलन
  20. एरिथमा (चमड़ी पर लाल-लाल दाने)
  21. एडिमा Moderate
  22. खुजली या जलन
  23. संक्रमण
  24. साइनस संक्रमण

Fluorouracil Related Warnings - Fluorouracil Related Warnings in English

Is the use of Fluorouracil safe for pregnant women?

Fluorouracil has many dangerous side effects on pregnant women, so do not consume it without medical advice.


Is the use of Fluorouracil safe during breastfeeding?

Fluorouracil may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Fluorouracil on the Kidneys?

There are no any side effects of Fluorouracil for kidney.


What is the effect of Fluorouracil on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Fluorouracil. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.


What is the effect of Fluorouracil on the Heart?

Fluorouracil is completely safe for heart.


Severe Interaction of Fluorouracil with Other Drugs - Severe Interaction of Fluorouracil with Other Drugs in English

Fluorouracil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Fluorouracil Contraindications - Fluorouracil Contraindications in English

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Fluorouracil unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Fluorouracil - Frequently asked Questions about Fluorouracil in English

Is this Fluorouracil habit forming or addictive?

No, Fluorouracil is not habit forming.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Fluorouracil, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine. It can be dangerous, as Fluorouracil can make you drowsy.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but take Fluorouracil only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Fluorouracil is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Fluorouracil Interactions with Food and Alcohol - Fluorouracil Interactions with Food and Alcohol in English

Interaction between Food and Fluorouracil

Taking Fluorouracil with food does not harm your health.


Interaction between Alcohol and Fluorouracil

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Fluorouracil with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Fluorouracil
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 864
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 585-588
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