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Fluorouracil Overdose News
Posted 14 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 – Vistogard (uridine triacetate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an overdose of chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat cancers of the breast and gastrointestinal tract. The drugs are fluorouracil and capecitabine. An overdose of either drug, while rare, can be life-threatening, the FDA said Friday in a news release. Treatment with ...
FDA Approves Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for Emergency Treatment for Overdose of Certain Types of Chemotherapy
Posted 12 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com
December 11, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the emergency treatment of adults and children who receive an overdose of the cancer treatment fluorouracil or capecitabine, or who develop certain severe or life-threatening toxicities within four days of receiving these cancer treatments. “Treating cancer requires not only selecting w ...