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Tegafur/Uracil (UFT® )

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antimetabolite UFT® Cancer-related

Tegafur/Uracil (UFT® ) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Tegafur/Uracil (UFT® ) cause?

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite, mouth sores
  • Diarrhea and/or abdominal pain
  • Decreased white and red blood cells, platelets
    This may increase your chances of getting infections, bruising or bleeding and feeling tired. Your doctor will schedule blood tests for you as needed.

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38˚C or higher
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black sticky stools
  • Severe diarrhea and/or abdominal pain
  • Yellowing of the skin or eye whites, dark tea-colored urine
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Skin rash or itch

Before taking Tegafur/Uracil (UFT® ) , what precautions must I follow?

  • Use effective birth control during treatment and for 3 months after stopping UFT®. Inform your doctor if you or your partner plan for or suspect pregnancy.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other medical conditions e.g. heart problems.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Tegafur/Uracil (UFT® ) ?

Tegafur/Uracil (UFT® ) - Additional Information

  • Updated on 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth


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