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