Xuriden Side Effects
Generic Name: uridine
Note: This document contains side effect information about uridine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Xuriden.
For the Consumer
Applies to uridine: oral granule
Along with its needed effects, uridine (the active ingredient contained in Xuriden) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking uridine:Incidence not known
- Rash or itching skin
Some side effects of uridine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions 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 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.
Some side effects of Xuriden may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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Other brands: Vistogard
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