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Tegafur 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

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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Expert advice

  • 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.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)