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Floxuridine

Floxuridine Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: FUDR

Generic Name: floxuridine (Pronunciation: flox URE i deen)

What is floxuridine (Floxuridine)?

Floxuridine is a cancer (antineoplastic) medication. Floxuridine interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.

Floxuridine is used in the treatment of digestive system cancers that have spread to the liver.

Floxuridine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of floxuridine (Floxuridine)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects from floxuridine, contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; or fever, chills, or signs of infection);
  • severe vomiting;
  • diarrhea, frequent bowel movements or watery stools; or
  • sores in the mouth or throat; or
  • stomach pain or heartburn or black, bloody or tarry stools.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue taking floxuridine and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • mild to moderate nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite;
  • redness of the palms of the hands or soles of the feet;
  • increased eye watering;
  • balance problems;
  • confusion;
  • rash and itching; or
  • temporary hair loss.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Floxuridine (floxuridine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about floxuridine (Floxuridine)?

Floxuridine should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.

Serious side effects have been reported with the use of floxuridine including: allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; fever or chills; or signs of infection); sores in the mouth or throat; severe vomiting or diarrhea; and others. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects from treatment with floxuridine.

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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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