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    Tegafur

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    Tegafur uses

    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
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    Written By
    Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
    MD (Microbiology), MBBS
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    01 Jul 2019 | 12:05 PM (IST)
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      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.


      Content on this page was last updated on 01 July, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)