|(floo SYE toe
|Foreign Brand Names|
Antifungal Agent, Oral|
|What key warnings should I know about before taking this
- Your healthcare provider must closely monitor your blood cells,
kidney and liver function.
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to flucytosine or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to treat serious infections. These infections
are caused by fungus (yeasts). Flucytosine is used with another antibiotic to
|How does it work?|
- Flucytosine changes protein production of the fungus (yeast). It also
affects genetic coding.
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with food to avoid nausea. Take a few capsules at a time over 15
- A liquid is available if you cannot swallow pills. Those who have
feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after
medicine is given.
- Use entire prescription as directed, even if feeling
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Use caution if you have in kidney disease. Talk with healthcare
- You will bleed easily. Be careful. Avoid injury.
- Avoid aspirin, aspirin-containing products, ibuprofen or like
products, other blood thinners (warfarin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel), garlic,
ginseng, ginkgo, vitamin E.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Do not use if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking
hard candy, or chewing gum may help.
- Belly pain, cramps, not hungry, or diarrhea.
- Risk of infection. Avoid crowds and people with infections, colds, or
|What should I monitor?|
- Check blood work. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Changes in thinking clearly and logically.
- Decrease in amount of urine or trips to the bathroom.
- Signs of another infection.
- Severe belly pain, feeling tired, dark urine, yellow eyes or skin, and
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store capsules in a tight, light-resistant container at room
- If you are storing liquid in the refrigerator, throw away after 70
- If you are storing liquid at room temperature, throw away after 14
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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