Gimeracil


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Resectable gastric carcinoma.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO W/ tegafur and oteracil K: 40 mg/m2 twice daily for 7 days pre-operatively and for 15 days post-op starting on day 15 after operation.
Dosage Details
Oral
Resectable gastric carcinoma
Adult: In combination with tegafur and oteracil potassium: 40 mg/m2 BSA bid for 7 days pre-operatively and for 15 days after operation starting on day 15 after operation.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity, Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Special Precautions
Cardiac, renal or hepatic impairment. Monitor CBC durring chemotherapy.
Adverse Reactions
Fatigue, diarrhoea, constipation, sore mouth, hair thining, rash, loss of appetite, change in taste, headaches, insomnia, brittle nails, photosensitivity, confusion, drowsiness.
Potentially Fatal: Bone marrow suppression during chemotherapy.
Drug Interactions
May cause changes in INR readings when used with warfarin. May raise serum phenytoin levels when used concurrently.
Action
Description: Gimeracil strongly inhibits dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase, and inhibits 5-FU degradation approximately 180 times more effectively than uracil in vitro. Coadministration of gimeracil and tegafur markedly increases the antitumor activity of tegafur.
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