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Revised: 7/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
5-FU TABLETS 100mg KYOWA
 Active ingredient:
Fluorouracil
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 9.1mm, thickness: 4.6mm
 Print on wrapping:
KH007 100mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has effects to suppress proliferation of cancer cells by inhibiting synthesis and functions of the cancer cell gene.
It is usually used in the treatment of gastric cancer, colon cancer (colorectal cancer), breast cancer and cervical cancer.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: myelosuppression, hepatic dysfunction, renal dysfunction, infection.
    If you have heart disease or a history of it.
    If you have gastrointestinal ulcer or hemorrhage, or varicella (chickenpox).
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, take 2 to 3 tablets (200 to 300 mg of the active ingredient) daily, in one to three divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • During the treatment, laboratory tests (blood, liver and renal function tests) are performed regularly to detect asymptomatic adverse reactions as early as possible. Be sure to keep your visiting schedule.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include loss of appetite, nausea, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea and stomatitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • severe diarrhea, impaired consciousness, deep large breathing [dehydration]
  • intense abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematochezia [serious enterocolitis (haemorrhogic enterocolitis, ischaemic enterocolitis, necrotising enterocolitis, etc.)]
  • general malaise, bruise, dizziness [myelosuppression (leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, etc.)]
  • unsteady gait, numbness of terminal portion of extremities, impaired tongue movement [leukoencephalopathy]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing in skin and white of eyes [hepatic function disorder, jaundice]
  • nausea, vomiting, gastric pain, oral erosion and pain [gastrointestinal ulcer, serious stomatitis]
  • difficult to smell, feel no smell [dysosmia, anosmia]
  • chest pain, cold sweat, feeling of strong pressure in chest [congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, angina at rest]
  • decreased urine output, general edema, general malaise [acute renal disorder]
  • sudden intense pain in low back and back, fever, nausea, vomiting [acute pancreatitis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Consult your pharmacy or hospital about how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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