Pfizer | Adrucil (Medication)
Adrucil is used to treat symptoms of colon, rectum, breast, stomach, and pancreas cancer. Adrucil is an antimetabolite. It works by interfering with the production of proteins necessary for cancerous cell growth and reproduction.
Adrucil/fluorouracil is a type of chemotherapy that exerts its anti-cancer effect by preventing the production of DNA in the cell. Lack of functional DNA prevents the cancer cell from reproducing and making vital proteins, which then results in death of the cell. ...
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:changes in eyesight; dry skin; fatigue or weakness; hair loss; headache; itchy rash; loss of appetite; nail changes; nausea.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding; blood in the urine; bloody stools; chest pain; chills; fever; frequent diarrhea; inflammation of the mouth or throat; joint pain; lower back or abdominal pain; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; painful urination; severe vomiting; sore throat; sores on the mouth or lips; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting; yellowing of the skin or eyes. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:kidney disease, colitis, or stomach problems.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:poor nutrition, decreased bone marrow function/blood cell disorders (e. g. , anemia,, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia), a serious infection.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...