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Floxuridine Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- What are the possible side effects of floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- How should I use floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Floxuridine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Floxuridine)?
- What should I avoid while using floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- What other drugs will affect floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
Do not use floxuridine without first talking to your doctor if you
- have liver disease;
- have kidney disease;
- have an infection;
- are in a poor nutritional state;
- have had previous radiation to the pelvic area;
- have had previous treatment with other chemotherapy medicines; or
- have poor bone marrow function.
The use of floxuridine may be dangerous if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Floxuridine is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that it is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use floxuridine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Discuss with your doctor the appropriate use of birth control during treatment with floxuridine.
It is not known whether floxuridine passes into breast milk. Do not take floxuridine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
How should I use floxuridine (Floxuridine)?
Floxuridine should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
Your doctor will determine the correct amount and frequency of treatment with floxuridine depending upon the type of cancer being treated and other factors. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment schedule.
Your doctor may want to admit you to the hospital for the first dose or doses of floxuridine to monitor you for any reaction.
Your doctor will probably want you to have regularly scheduled blood tests and other medical evaluations during treatment with floxuridine to monitor progress and side effects.
Your healthcare provider will store floxuridine as directed by the manufacturer. If you are storing floxuridine at home, follow the directions provided by your healthcare provider.
Additional Floxuridine Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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