Flucytosine 500 mg Tablets

  • Medicine Name- Cytoflu
  • API- Flucytosine
  • Packaging- Strip of 10 Tablets, bottle of 50 tablets & 100 tablets
  • Strength-  500mg
  • Manufactured by- Jolly Healthcare
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Specifically, the flucytosine family of drugs is a fluorinated pyrimidine analogue that is used to treat severe fungal infections. In addition to the other medications, it is used to treat fungal infections that affect the entire body and yeast infections.

Dosage and Side Effects

The dosage and duration of the 500 mg flucytosine tablet should be followed by your healthcare provider. It is best to take tablets with food at a set time. If more than one tablet is needed for a dosage, they must be taken 15 minutes apart to minimize upset stomach.

Notify your healthcare provider right away if you overdose on drugs or forget a dose.

The most frequent side effects include lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, psychosis, and suppression of the bone marrow.

Warning and Precautions

  • Patients with kidney illness should use flucytosine 500 mg tablets with special caution. A dose change might be necessary. Please speak with your physician.

  • As they take flucytosine pills for treatment, patients should have frequent liver function tests performed.

  • Cytorx therapy should be avoided by women who are or may become pregnant, since it may pose risks to the developing foetus.

  • Women who are using flucytosine tablets should refrain from breastfeeding since it is likely harmful to take the cytorx during that time.

  • It’s unclear if drinking alcohol while taking five flucytosine tablets is safe. Please speak with your physician.


Is Flucytosine classified as an antifungal medication?

Yes, Flucytosine functions as an antifungal medication, being absorbed by fungal organisms through the cytosine permease enzyme.

What drug class do Flucytosine tablets fall under?

Flucytosine tablets are categorized as fluorinated pyrimidine analogues within the drug class.

What components make up Flucytosine medicine?

The active component of Flucytosine medicine is Flucytosine itself, while the inactive ingredients include corn starch, lactose, and talc.