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The adverse reactions which have occurred during treatment with Ancobon are grouped according to organ system affected.
Cardiovascular: Cardiac arrest, myocardial toxicity, ventricular dysfunction.
Respiratory: Respiratory arrest, chest pain, dyspnea.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, anorexia, dry mouth, duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, acute hepatic injury including hepatic necrosis with possible fatal outcome in debilitated patients, hepatic dysfunction, jaundice, ulcerative colitis, enterocolitis, bilirubin elevation, increased hepatic enzymes.
Psychiatric: Confusion, hallucinations, psychosis.
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 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 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: 2/18/2016
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