Active ingredients: fluorouracil
What it is used for
For the palliative treatment, either alone or in combination of malignant tumours of the breast, colon, rectum, stomach or pancreas. Breast cancer: Fluorouracil has been used as part of combination therapy as an adjunct to surgery in the treatment of early breast cancer in women with negative axillary lymph nodes and oestrogen receptor negative tumours. Fluorouracil has also been used to treat more advanced forms of breast cancer including inoperable cancer. Gastrointestinal cancer: Fluorouracil, when used as an adjunct to surgery, has produced temporary improvement in a substantial number of patients with advanced carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store between 15-25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient fluorouracil
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems