NDC 70700-187 Fluorouracil
Injection, Solution Intravenous
NDC Code 70700-187-23
Package Description: 10 VIAL in 1 CARTON / 20 mL in 1 VIAL (70700-187-22)
What is NDC 70700-187?
What are the uses for Fluorouracil?
What are Fluorouracil Active Ingredients?
- FLUOROURACIL 50 mg/mL - A pyrimidine analog that is an antineoplastic antimetabolite. It interferes with DNA synthesis by blocking the THYMIDYLATE SYNTHETASE conversion of deoxyuridylic acid to thymidylic acid.
Which are Fluorouracil UNII Codes?
The UNII codes for the active ingredients in this product are:
- FLUOROURACIL (UNII: U3P01618RT)
- FLUOROURACIL (UNII: U3P01618RT) (Active Moiety)
What is the NDC to RxNorm Crosswalk for Fluorouracil?
- RxCUI: 1791701 - fluorouracil 500 MG in 10 ML Injection
- RxCUI: 1791701 - 10 ML fluorouracil 50 MG/ML Injection
- RxCUI: 1791701 - 10 ML 5-5-fluorouracil 50 MG/ML Injection
- RxCUI: 1791701 - 10 ML 5-FU 50 MG/ML Injection
- RxCUI: 1791701 - fluorouracil 500 MG per 10 ML Injection
Which are Fluorouracil Inactive Ingredients UNII Codes?
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product. The UNII codes for the inactive ingredients in this product are:
- SODIUM HYDROXIDE (UNII: 55X04QC32I)
- WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)
Which are the Pharmacologic Classes for Fluorouracil?
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Fluorouracil is generally used in combination with other medications to treat colon cancer or rectal cancer (cancer that begins in the large intestine) that has gotten worse or spread to other parts of the body. Fluorouracil is used in combination with other medications to treat certain types of breast cancer after surgery to remove the tumor or radiation therapy. Fluorouracil is also used to treat cancer of the pancreas and stomach cancer. Fluorouracil is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.
What is cancer chemotherapy?
Cancer chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment. It uses medicines to destroy cancer cells.
Normally, the cells in your body grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer cells keep growing without control. Chemotherapy works by killing the cancer cells, stopping them from spreading, or slowing their growth.
Chemotherapy is used to:
- Treat cancer by curing the cancer, lessening the chance it will return, or stopping or slowing its growth.
- Ease cancer symptoms by shrinking tumors that are causing pain and other problems.
What are the side effects of chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy does not just destroy cancer cells. It can also harm some healthy cells, which causes side effects.
You may have a lot of side effects, some side effects, or none at all. It depends on the type and amount of chemotherapy you get and how your body reacts.
Some common side effects are:
- Mouth sores
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hair loss
There are ways to prevent or control some side effects. Talk with your health care provider about how to manage them. Healthy cells usually recover after chemotherapy is over, so most side effects gradually go away.
What can I expect when getting chemotherapy?
You may get chemotherapy in a hospital or at home, a doctor's office, or a medical clinic. You might be given the medicines by mouth, in a shot, as a cream, through a catheter, or intravenously (by IV).
Your treatment plan will depend on the type of cancer you have, which chemotherapy medicines are used, the treatment goals, and how your body responds to the medicines.
Chemotherapy may be given alone or with other treatments. You may get treatment every day, every week, or every month. You may have breaks between treatments so that your body has a chance to build new healthy cells.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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