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Composition for Fivocil Products

Fivocil Products are primarily used for

About Fivocil Products

Uses of Fivocil Products

Fluorouracil is used in the treatment of cancer.

Fivocil Products side effects


Side Effects of Fivocil are Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of appetite, Increased risk of infection, Hair loss, Diarrhea, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Mouth ulcer, Blisters on fingers/feet.

How Fivocil Products work

Fluorouracil is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Patient Concerns about Fivocil Products

Frequently asked questions about Fivocil Products

Frequently asked questions about Fluorouracil

Q. Is fluorouracil a vesicant?
No, fluorouracil is not a vesicant (irritant)
Q. Is fluorouracil safe?
Fluorouracil is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is fluorouracil a steroid?
No, flurouracil is not a steroid
Q. Is fluorouracil cream chemotherapy?
Fluorouracil is used as chemotherapy for the treatment of cancers
Q. Is fluorouracil cream for warts?
Yes, fluorouracil is used for the treatment of warts
Q. Is fluorouracil the same as efudex?
Efudex is a brand name (trade name) for fluorouracil
Q. Does fluorouracil affect normal skin?
Fluorouracil has minimal effect on the surrounding healthy skin
Q. Does fluorouracil cause hair loss?
Yes, fluorouracil may cause temporary hair loss
Q. Does fluorouracil cause scarring?
No, fluorouracil is not known to cause scarring
Q. Does fluorouracil cause headaches?
Though headache is not a common side effect of fluorouracil, it may occur uncommonly is some
Q. Why does fluorouracil cause fatigue?
As with any chemotherapy for cancer, fluorouracil causes fatigue which is attributed to be of multi-factor origin, but inflammation and anemia are thought to be the most important factors.

Products for Fivocil

Fivocil 500mg Injection
vial of 5 ml Injection
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Fivocil 250mg Injection
vial of 5 ml Injection
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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