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Ancobon Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- What are the possible side effects of flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- What is the most important information I should know about flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- How should I take flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ancobon)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ancobon)?
- What should I avoid while taking flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- What other drugs will affect flucytosine (Ancobon)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ancobon)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Ancobon)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a flucytosine overdose are not well known but might include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
What should I avoid while taking flucytosine (Ancobon)?
There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with flucytosine unless your doctor directs otherwise.
What other drugs will affect flucytosine (Ancobon)?
Before taking flucytosine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- amphotericin B (another antifungal medication). This drug may decrease the effects of flucytosine.
- cytosine (Cytosar-U), a chemotherapy medication. This drug may inactivate flucytosine.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with flucytosine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about flucytosine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Ancobon Information
- Ancobon Drug Interactions Center: flucytosine oral
- Ancobon Side Effects Center
- Ancobon Overview including Precautions
- Ancobon FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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