Uratuf

Uratuf 100mg/224mg Capsule is a prescription medicine which is a combination of two anticancer medicines that is used in the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum. It prevents the growth and multiplication of cancer cells, thus helps in destroying the tumor.

Uratuf 100mg/224mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. It should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time.

This medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose. If you miss any dose, please consult your doctor. It is advised to complete the treatment without any interruption. This medicine is usually well tolerated by patients. click here: Uratuf

common side effects

The common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, low number of blood cells (anemia) and a decrease in white blood cell count. The doctor may ask you to undergo a few blood tests before or during the treatment.

Your doctor may prescribe you to undergo blood tests before or during the treatment. You may be given supplements to overcome the deficiency caused by this medicine. It is advised to add more vegetables and fruits in your diet to overcome any such deficiency.

This medicine is not safe to use in pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or if you are breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any disease. It is strictly advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery while you are on the treatment.

USES OF URATUF CAPSULE

  • Cancer of colon and rectum

BENEFITS OF URATUF CAPSULE

In Cancer of colon and rectum

Uratuf 100mg/224mg Capsule treats cancer of the colon and rectum as well as lowers the risk of developing further cancerous growths. Using this medicine helps you recover more comfortably from chemotherapy. It is usually taken for 28 days (four weeks), followed by a seven day break. The cycle is then repeated. Follow your doctor’s advice strictly during the entire treatment. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

SIDE EFFECTS OF URATUF CAPSULE

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Mouth sore
  • Sore tongue
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)

HOW TO USE URATUF CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW URATUF CAPSULE WORKS

Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Tegafur and Uracil which treat cancer. They work by interfering with the growth of DNA and RNA of cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. This prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
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Breast feeding

Information regarding the use of Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Capsule may make you tired, nauseous or have blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

There is limited information available on the use of Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

There is limited information available on the use of Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE URATUF CAPSULE?

If you miss a dose of Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Quick tips

  • Uratuf 100mg/224mg Capsule is used for the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum.
  • Avoid the use of antacids within 2 hours of taking this medicine.
  • Drink plenty of water every 24 hours after the start of the treatment.
  • You may be at risk of infection so try to avoid crowds or people with colds, and report fever or any other signs of infection immediately to your doctor.
  • To help treat/prevent mouth sores, use a soft toothbrush and rinse your mouth at least 3 times a day with saline water.
  • To reduce nausea, take anti-nausea medications as prescribed by your doctor, and eat small, frequent meals.
  • Eat foods that may help reduce diarrhea and take adequate rest.

 

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