Information about Tegafur
Tegafur is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum.
How tegafur works
Tegafur 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 of tegafur
Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of appetite, Low blood platelets, Increased risk of infection, Decreased white blood cell count, Bronchospasm, Diarrhea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Esophagitis, Inflammation of the rectum
Available Medicine for Tegafur
Expert advice for Tegafur
- Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.