Vistogard Side Effects
Generic Name: uridine
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug uridine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vistogard.
For the Consumer
Applies to uridine: oral granule
As well as its needed effects, uridine (the active ingredient contained in Vistogard) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking uridine, check with your doctor immediately:Incidence not known:
- Rash or itching skin
Minor Side Effects
Some uridine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to uridine: oral granule
Very common (10% or more): Vomiting (10%)
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, diarrhea[Ref]
-In 135 patients who had either received an overdose of fluorouracil or capecitabine or presented with severe or life-threatening toxicities within 96 hours, uridine (the active ingredient contained in Vistogard) triacetate was discontinued for adverse reactions in 2 patients; serious adverse reactions (Grade 3 nausea and vomiting) were seen in 1 patient.
-In 4 patients with hereditary orotic aciduria ranging in age from 3 to 19 years (3 males, 1 female) who received this drug for at least 9 months at dosages up to 120 mg/kg once a day, no adverse reactions were reported.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Xuriden (uridine)." Wellstat Therapeutics Corp, Gaithersburg, MD.
2. "Product Information. Vistogard (uridine)." BTG International Inc, West Conshohocken, PA.
It is possible that some side effects of Vistogard may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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- Other brands: Xuriden
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