Fluorouracil Injectable Solution 25 mg/mL
This medicine is given gradually through the IV line.
This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
This medicine may cause serious bleeding problems in patients taking blood thinner medications. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to monitor your blood lab tests if you are on blood thinners.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
To avoid a serious skin reaction, avoid exposure to heat or hot water and pressure on elbows, knees and feet. For example, avoid tight clothing, kneeling, or long walks.
Watch for excessive bruising or bleeding. Contact your doctor if you notice any.
This medicine may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid contact with people with colds, flu or other infections.
Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.
Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with people with infections such as colds and flu.
Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Men and women should continue using birth control for at least 3 months after finishing this medicine.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
- dry skin
- hair loss
- darkening of skin or nails
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- fever or chills
- pain, redness, swelling or blistering on hands, feet or elbows
- severe or persistent headache
- fast or irregular heart beats
- slow heartbeat
- mood changes
- mouth sores or irritation
- shortness of breath
- severe stomach or bowel pain
- dark, tarry stool
- difficulty swallowing
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- blood in urine
- blurring or changes of vision
A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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