Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ancobon
Generic Name: flucytosine (Pronunciation: floo SYE toe seen)
What is flucytosine (Ancobon)?
Flucytosine is an antifungal medication. It is like an antibiotic but is used to treat fungal infections.
Flucytosine is used to treat serious fungal infections of the blood, lungs, heart, central nervous system, and urinary tract.
Flucytosine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of flucytosine (Ancobon)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking flucytosine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take flucytosine and talk to your doctor if you experience
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about flucytosine (Ancobon)?
Take all of the flucytosine that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Flucytosine may cause nausea and vomiting. You can reduce this side effect by taking the capsules a few at a time over a 15-minute period.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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