FLONIDA 1% Cream 10gm

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Drug Information for FLONIDA 1% Cream 10gm

What is FLONIDA 1% Cream used for?

FLONIDA 1% Cream is an anticancer drug. It is often used in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs to treat various types of cancers that include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

FLONIDA 1% Cream may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does FLONIDA 1% Cream work?

FLONIDA 1% Cream belongs to the class of chemotherapeutic drugs called anti-metabolites. The drug acts by blocking the synthesis of genetic material required for the replication of a cancer cell. Thus, FLONIDA 1% Cream prevents the growth and division of cancer cells.

How to administer FLONIDA 1% Cream?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

FLONIDA 1% Cream is usually administered as an intravenous injection by a healthcare professional in an inpatient or outpatient setting. If you miss a dose of FLONIDA 1% Cream, please contact your doctor immediately.

The overdose symptoms of FLONIDA 1% Cream may include:

  • Neutropenia (decreased neutrophil count)
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Severe chest pain

What are the drugs that interact with FLONIDA 1% Cream?

Drugs that interact with FLONIDA 1% Cream are:

  • Amphotericin B
  • Carbamazepine
  • Clozapine
  • Dicoumarol
  • Folic acid
  • Infliximab
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of FLONIDA 1% Cream?

The following are the most common side effects of FLONIDA 1% Cream:

  • Black-coloured stools
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lower back pain
  • Nausea
  • Painful urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chest pain
  • Persistent diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Skin rash
  • Mouth sores

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using FLONIDA 1% Cream injection?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to FLONIDA 1% Cream or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on FLONIDA 1% Cream
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sunlight or ultraviolet rays when you are on FLONIDA 1% Cream medication.

What should you tell your doctor before using FLONIDA 1% Cream injection?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to FLONIDA 1% Cream.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about FLONIDA 1% Cream

  1. How should FLONIDA 1% Cream be stored?
  2. Store the FLONIDA 1% Cream medication at room temperature (20 - 25OC).

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of FLONIDA 1% Cream?
  4. No, altering the dose of FLONIDA 1% Cream is not advised. You must notify the doctor before starting, stopping, or changing the dose of the medication.

  5. What are the other formulations of FLONIDA 1% Cream available?
  6. FLONIDA 1% Cream is available as lotion and injection. The type of formulation depends on your condition, for example, FLONIDA 1% Cream cream or lotion is indicated for patients with skin cancer.

  7. Can I stop using the FLONIDA 1% Cream medication abruptly?
  8. It is not advised to end a medication abruptly. Please contact your doctor if you experience any symptoms that force to discontinue the medication.

  9. Can I have vaccination while on FLONIDA 1% Cream therapy?
  10. No, you should not receive any vaccination while on FLONIDA 1% Cream therapy without consulting your doctor.


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