What is Adrucil
Adrucil (fluorouracil) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat a wide variety of cancers, including breast cancer, colon cancer, and pancreatic cancer. It works by interfering with the ability of cancer cells to divide and grow.
Benefits of Adrucil
and Its Uses.
Adrucil (fluorouracil) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat a wide variety of cancers, including breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and stomach cancer. It is also used to treat precancerous lesions called actinic keratoses. Adrucil belongs to a class of drugs called antimetabolites, which work by interfering with the growth of cancer cells.
Adrucil is given by injection into a vein (intravenously) or by mouth (orally). It is usually given as a course of several cycles, each cycle consisting of a number of doses given over a period of days or weeks.
Common side effects of Adrucil include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, and hair loss. It can also cause a lowering of the number of white blood cells and platelets in the blood, which can lead to increased risk of infection or bleeding.
Side Effects and Dosage of Adrucil
Adrucil (fluorouracil) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat various types of cancer. It is a form of 5-fluorouracil, which is a type of antimetabolite. Adrucil is available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drug Adrucil.
Adrucil is used to treat:
Adrucil can cause serious side effects, including:
Do not take Adrucil if you are pregnant. It may harm your unborn baby.
Do not take Adrucil if you are breastfeeding. It may harm your baby.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
The usual dose of Adrucil is 500 mg/m2 given by intravenous injection over