Fluorouracil Solution For Injection 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Fluorouracil: Solution for injection (50mg)

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What is this Medicine?

FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU (flure oh YOOR a sil) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, colon or rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Adrucil: Solution for injection (50mg)
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5-Fluorouracil 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 633230117
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Basal Cell Carcinoma, Anal Cancer, Head And Neck Cancer

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
5-Fluorouracil 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for 5-Fluorouracil 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

Infection Incidence:
<4.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<3.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<4.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Secretion Of Tears Incidence:
3.4-5.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Sores Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
69.0-95.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
85.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Redness Incidence:
89.4-99.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for 5-Fluorouracil 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and 5-Fluorouracil 50mg/ml Solution for Injection(Fluorouracil)
Marijuana and Fluorouracil(Fluorouracil)
Fluorouracil, 5-FU can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Fluorouracil, 5-FU. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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