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The adverse reactions which have occurred during treatment with Ancobon (flucytosine) are grouped according to organ system affected.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, anorexia, dry mouth, duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, acute hepatic injury with possible fatal outcome in debilitated patients, hepatic dysfunction, jaundice, ulcerative colitis, bilirubin elevation, increased hepatic enzymes.
Genitourinary: Azotemia, creatinine and BUN elevation, crystalluria, renal failure.
Read the Ancobon (flucytosine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Cytosine arabinoside, a cytostatic agent, has been reported to inactivate the antifungal activity of Ancobon (flucytosine) by competitive inhibition. Drugs which impair glomerular filtration may prolong the biological half-life of flucytosine.
Drug/Laboratory Test Interactions
Measurement of serum creatinine levels should be determined by the Jaffé reaction, since Ancobon (flucytosine) does not interfere with the determination of creatinine values by this method. Most automated equipment for measurement of creatinine makes use of the Jaffé reaction.
Read the Ancobon Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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