FUDR

1 What is FUDR?

Brand: FUDR

Generic: Floxuridine

FUDR is a drug used in the treatment of gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma metastatic to the liver. This drug is available as a lyophilized injection powder containing floxuridine 500 milligrams in 5 milliliter.

Instructions

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This drug is to be given as an infusion by a health care professional.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions

FUDR may interact with medications such as:

  • Drugs that may decrease bone marrow function such as azathioprine or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole
  • Past or present use of alkylating-type cancer drugs such as chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide or melphalan

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to floxuridine
  • Poor nutrition
  • Decreased bone marrow function or blood cell disorders such as anemia, leukopenia or thrombocytopenia
  • A serious infection
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Past high-dose radiation treatment of the pelvis
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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