FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable)

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FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable)

FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


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FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Fluorouracil (flure-oh-YOOR-a-sil) Treats cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, pancreas, and stomach. Also called 5-FU.

When To Not Use FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not be treated with this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to fluorouracil.

How Should You Use FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable)


  • This medicine is very strong. Make sure you understand why you are getting it and what the risks and benefits of treatment are. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor.
  • Your doctor will prescribe your dose and tell you how often it will be given.
  • Your medicine will be given through a tube that is put in a vein, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand and sometimes in your chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us), or IV.
  • A nurse or other caregiver trained to give cancer drugs will give your treatment.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or the clinic where you get your treatments for instructions.

Proper FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use aspirin or any product that has aspirin it (such as some cold medicines) unless you have talked to your doctor.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots).

FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Do not breastfeed while you are being given this medicine.
  • Before you start your treatments, tell your doctor if you have any infections, bone marrow problems, or liver or kidney disease.
  • You may get infections more easily while getting this medicine. Stay away from crowds or people with colds, flu, or other infections.
  • This medicine may make your mouth sore and irritated. Keep your mouth clean to prevent infection. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush or mouth swab.
  • This medicine can cause nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to keep you from feeling sick and throwing up. If the medicine does not help (you can't keep liquids down), call your doctor.
  • Do not get pregnant while you or your sexual partner are receiving fluorouracil. Use an effective method of birth control while you are getting this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start your treatments.

FLUOROURACIL (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Diarrhea, loose watery stools
  • Mouth sores that keep you from drinking liquids
  • Severe vomiting
  • Wheezing, trouble breathing
  • Severe rash or hives
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach cramps
  • Hair loss
  • Mild rash
  • Darkening of skin

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Thingseye, Thingseye - 01/14/2014

Dear Mike and Kathleen,The love and support you have for each other is inrdecible and heart warming. May it sustain you through this journey.Thank you for sharing your story both in words and pictures.It sounds like you may be having treatments at the Grand River Cancer Centre. Having been there last summer to be with my Aunt through her radiation treatments, I have to agree that it is a peaceful setting and the quality of care is very high.Wishing you peace and sunshine and a soft gentle breeze on a June day.Big hugs,Jill and family