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Xuriden 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 Xuriden.

For the Consumer

Applies to uridine: oral granule

As well as its needed effects, uridine (the active ingredient contained in Xuriden) 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:
  • Vomiting
Less common:
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

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 Xuriden) 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 Xuriden 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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