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5FU Cbc 500mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

5FU Cbc 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancers of stomach, colon, rectum, breast, and lungs. It may be used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It is sometimes used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

5FU Cbc 500mg Injection is given as injection under the supervision of doctor.  Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include increased risk of infection, mouth ulcer, vomiting, weakness, and nausea. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of 5FU Cbc Injection

Side effects of 5FU Cbc Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of 5FU Cbc

  • Increased risk of infection
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Blisters on fingers/feet
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Increased risk of infection
    If you have a low level of white blood cells, you are more likely to get infections. There are several ways to reduce your chances of catching or spreading an infection. Avoid unnecessary exposure to germs when you can. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or use a sanitiser. Avoid crowds and avoid contact with people who are ill or have infections. Use disposable tissues for coughs and sneezes. Consider using an appropriate face mask. Do not share personal items like cutlery, glasses, towels or toothbrushes with others. Get enough rest and eat a well balanced healthy diet.
  • Coping with Mouth ulcer
    Avoiding things that irritate your ulcer will help speed up the healing process, reduce pain, and reduce its chances of coming back. Keep your mouth hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and clean by rinsing it regularly with warm and slightly salted water. Eat softer foods and drink cold drinks through a straw. Try to avoid foods that are very hot, spicy, sour (acidic) or salty and rough, crunchy foods like potato chips or toast. Do not use chewing gum and do not smoke or drink alcohol. Keep your mouth clean using a soft-bristled toothbrush and get regular dental check-ups. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or lasts more than a few days.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Hair loss
    Use gentle hair products such as baby shampoo. Use a soft brush and comb gently. Avoid using hairdryers, curling tongs or hair straighteners and pat your hair dry after washing. Do not color your hair. Protect your scalp by covering your head in the sun. It is necessary to not take the stress and eat a balanced, nutritious diet as it is vital for the health of your hair.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use 5FU Cbc Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How 5FU Cbc Injection works

5FU Cbc 500mg Injection is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with 5FU Cbc 500mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
5FU Cbc 500mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
5FU Cbc 500mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
5FU Cbc 500mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
5FU Cbc 500mg Injection can cause side effects such as nausea and can also produce adverse events on your nervous system which cause visual changes.This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
5FU Cbc 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of 5FU Cbc 500mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
5FU Cbc 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of 5FU Cbc 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • 5FU Cbc 500mg Injection helps treat cancers of stomach, colon, rectum, breast, and lungs.
  • It is given as an injection into a vein, or as a drip (infusion) into a vein or artery.
  • The dose and the number of treatment cycles needed will depend on the type and stage of cancer that is being treated.
  • It may cause dizziness and visual changes. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood cells and liver function during treatment with this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine Analog
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. Is fluorouracil a vesicant?

No, fluorouracil is not a vesicant (irritant)

Q. Is fluorouracil safe?

Fluorouracil is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is fluorouracil a steroid?

No, flurouracil is not a steroid

Q. Is fluorouracil cream chemotherapy?

Fluorouracil is used as chemotherapy for the treatment of cancers

Q. Is fluorouracil cream for warts?

Yes, fluorouracil is used for the treatment of warts

Q. Is fluorouracil the same as efudex?

Efudex is a brand name (trade name) for fluorouracil

Q. Does fluorouracil affect normal skin?

Fluorouracil has minimal effect on the surrounding healthy skin

Q. Does fluorouracil cause hair loss?

Yes, fluorouracil may cause temporary hair loss

Q. Does fluorouracil cause scarring?

No, fluorouracil is not known to cause scarring

Q. Does fluorouracil cause headaches?

Though headache is not a common side effect of fluorouracil, it may occur uncommonly is some

Q. Why does fluorouracil cause fatigue?

As with any chemotherapy for cancer, fluorouracil causes fatigue which is attributed to be of multi-factor origin, but inflammation and anemia are thought to be the most important factors.

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