Fluorouracil
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Fluorouracil?

(flure oh YOOR a sil)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat precancerous skin lesions.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

Injection:

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

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