Doxifluridine is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.
How it works
Doxifluridine interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
Common side effects
Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of appetite, Increased risk of infection, Reduced blood platelets, Decreased white blood cell count, Hair loss, Bronchospasm, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Esophagitis, Inflammation of the rectum
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- Consult your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: myelosuppression (decrease in the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets), infections, ulcer in the stomach or intestine, chickenpox or heart disease.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is doxifluridine safe?
Doxifluridine has several side effects, some of which may be serious. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use
Q. How does doxifluridine work?
Doxifluridine acts by inhibiting the formation of DNA and function of RNA. Thus, it suppresses the growth of cancerous cell.