What To Think About
Fluorouracil should be given only under the supervision of a Reference medical oncologist Opens New Window.
Fluorouracil is used to treat many types of cancer. But how well the medicine works depends on the type of cancer and how widespread it is.
Fluorouracil is often given with another medicine called leucovorin. This can increase your chance of severe side effects.
Fluorouracil can cause birth defects. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant or father a child while you are taking it.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology