Tegafur is taken along with gimeracil, oteracil or uracil for the treatment of various types of cancers, including bowel cancer and advanced stomach cancer.
How it works
Tegafur is an antineoplastic agent that belongs to class of medicines known as fluoropyrimidine. It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Common side effects
Neuropathy, Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Anemia, Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Discoloration of skin, Decreased red blood cell count, Hair loss, Inflammation, Itching, Nausea, Skin ulcer, Stomach inflammation, Burning sensation, Pricking sensation, Vomiting
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- Tegafur is not recommended for children under 18 years of age.
- Inform your doctor if you have or ever had liver problems, diarrhea, blood disorders, or kidney problems.
- Do not drive or operate machinery as tegafur may make you feel tired or cause nausea or blurred vision.