5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION contains Fluorouracil, which belongs to a group of medicines called Nucleoside metabolic inhibitors. 5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION is used to treat cancer involving the breast, oesophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, prostate, ovary, bladder, and head and neck cancer.
5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION should not be used in patients with serious infections (for example, Herpes zoster or chickenpox), non-malignant tumours, poor nutrition, weakened immunity due to long illness, damaged bone marrow due to other antineoplastics or radiotherapy, severe liver disease, or homozygotic or complete deficiency of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme.
5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with decreased blood cells, oral ulcers, fever or haemorrhage at any site or weakness (due to decreased blood cells), kidney or liver problems like jaundice (yellowing of the skin) or heart problems like chest pain, reduced activity or deficiency of the enzyme DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase), had high-dose radiation to pelvic, spine, ribs, metastatic tumours with involvement of bone marrow, severe bone marrow suppression include neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and anaemia, viral, bacterial, fungal and/or parasitic infections, encephalopathy, gastrointestinal side effects like stomatitis, diarrhoea, bleeding from the G.I. tract or haemorrhage at any site, family history of partial or complete deficiency of the enzyme dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), had recent major surgery.
5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless recommended by your doctor. 5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. 5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION is not recommended for use by children. 5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients aged 65 years or above.
The most common side effects of receiving 5 FLUCEL 500MG INJECTION are anaemia, neutropenia, leukopenia, loss of appetite, watery diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, general weakness etc. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.