Brand Names : Ancobon, Ancotil, 5-fluorocytosine, 5-FC
Proper Use of This Medicine
In some patients
this medicine may cause nausea or vomiting. If you are taking more than 1
capsule for each dose, you may space them out over a period of 15 minutes
to help lessen the nausea or vomiting. If this does not help or if you have
any questions, check with your doctor.
To help clear up your infection completely, keep taking
this medicine for the full time of treatment
, even if you begin to
feel better after a few days. Do not miss any doses
Dosing - The dose of flucytosine will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of flucytosine. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
dosage form (capsules):
For fungus infections:
Adults and children - Dose is based on body weight. The usual
dose is 12.5 to 37.5 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) (5.7 to 17 mg per pound)
of body weight every six hours.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as
soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.