Flucytosine treats several types of fungal infections. Avoid activities requiring mental alertness or coordination until you know how flucytosine affects you.
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Uses of Flucytosine
Flucytosine is used in the treatment of:
- AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
- Lung Diseases, Fungal
- Meningitis, Cryptococcal
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Flucytosine Brand Names
Flucytosine may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Flucytosine Drug Class
Flucytosine is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Flucytosinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Flucytosine and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Flucytosine falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Flucytosine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Flucytosine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take flucytosine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Flucytosine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Flucytosine is available in the following doses:
- Flucytosine 250 Mg Oral Capsule
- Flucytosine 500 Mg Oral Capsule
Forms of Medication
Flucytosine is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Oral Capsule
- Oral Tablet