Fluorouracil (Pfizer (Perth)) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fluorouracil. On this page you will find out more about Fluorouracil (Pfizer (Perth)), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: fluorouracil
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Fluorouracil (Pfizer (Perth)) 2.5 g/100 mL injection solution, 100 mL vial
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What this medicine is 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
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
100mL x 1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store between 15-25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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