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Flucytosine

  • Generic Brand Name - Cytorx
  • Manufacturer Name - Cipla
  • Innovator Brand Name - Ancobon, Ancotil, Cytoflu
  • API - Flucytosine
  • Packaging - Strip of 10 Tablets
  • Strength - 500mg

What is Flucytosine and what it is used for:

Flucytosine specifically is a fluorinated pyrimidine analogue family of medications used for the treatment of severe infections caused by the fungus. It is used together with the other drugs, in order to relieve yeast as well as fungal infections affecting the entire body.

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Flucytosine dosage

Flucytosine 500 mg tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as instructed by your healthcare practitioner. Tablets should be taken with food preferably at a fixed time. In case multiple tablets are required for each dose, they need to be taken over a period of 15 minutes in order to reduce stomach upset.
In an event of drug overdose or missed dose, inform your healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.

Flucytosine side effects

Most common adverse reactions include bone marrow suppression, vomiting, diarrhea, psychosis and loss of appetite.

Warnings And Precautions
  • Flucytosine 500 mg tablets should be used with extra caution in patients who are with kidney disease. Dose adjustment may be required. Please consult your healthcare practitioner.
  • Patients should be regularly monitored for liver function tests, while taking treatment with flucytosine tablets.
  • Women with childbearing potential should avoid taking treatment with cytorx, as it may be hazardous to the fetus.
  • The cytorx is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding, so women should avoid breastfeeding while on flucytosine tablets.
  • It is unspecified whether it is safe to consume alcohol with 5 flucytosine tablets. Please consult your healthcare practitioner.
Storage and Handling

Care should be exercised in the handling of CYTORX. CYTORX tablets should not be opened or crushed. Store the tablets at 25˚C preferably (allowed range 15˚C-30˚C) and kept protected from the light.

Drug interaction of Flucytosine

Flucytosine 500 mg tablets must not be administered with some antiviral nucleoside analogues that inhibit DPD (Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase) or with uracil. Tell your health specialist if you are using, have recently used, or might use any other medications.

Commonly asked questions:

Flucytosine is an antifungal drug; fungal organisms take it up via the enzyme cytosine permease.

The flucytosine tablets belong to the class of drugs named fluorinated pyrimidine analogue.

The active ingredient in the medicine is Flucytosine, and the inactive ingredients are corn starch, lactose and talc.

Bone marrow suppression, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and psychosis are the commonly reported side effects.

The recommended dose of Flucytosine should be usually administered by mouth.

Falls under the fluorinated pyrimidine analogue family of medications, 5 flucytosine specifically works by being converted into the fluorouracil inside the fungus, which basically impairs its ability in order to make protein.

The average wholesale price for a strip of 10 tablets of Flucytosine (Cytorx) in India is around 1200 INR.

You can buy flucytosine tablets from any authorized whole-seller after getting a prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole-seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product.

The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product.

Patients can simply fill the order form or can send mail at info@ikrispharmanetwork.com. Patient can also send a WhatsApp message to +91 8130290915. We will reply ASAP with the details of 5 flucytosine and the procedure.

Note:- The order will be confirmed only after the receipt of Valid prescription of Clinician. 

Store the medicine at 25˚C preferably (15˚C-30˚C).
Keep the medicine protected from light.

Disclaimer

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