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Fluorouracil

Also known as Efudex, Adrucil, and Fluoroplex

Fluorouracil or 5-FU (trademarked as Efudex) is a drug that is a pyrimidine analog which is used in the treatment of cancer. It is a suicide inhibitor and works through irreversible inhibition of thymidylate synthase. It belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $206.41 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed fluorouracil to treat colorectal cancer, actinic keratosis, skin cancer, and metastatic cancer.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take fluorouracil if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking fluorouracil most commonly experience side effects like pain, headache, and common cold.

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