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Uracil mustard oral
URACIL MUSTARD - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

URACIL MUSTARD - ORAL

(YOUR-uh-sill mustard)

Uses

This is an anticancer medication used to treat leukemias, lymphomas and other blood disorders.

How To Use

This medication is taken by mouth as directed. This is usually taken once a week for at least 4 weeks. Do not increase your dose, taken this more often or stop taking this without first consulting your doctor.

Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea or weakness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects include nervousness, irritability, depression and menstrual changes. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: severe vomiting, weight loss, mouth sores, stomach pain, black tarry stools, shortness of breath, jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine), fever, sore throat, cough, skin rash, chills, unusual bleeding or bruising. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: blood disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, infections, allergies. This medication can interfere with sperm formation and may cause menstruation to stop resulting in temporary or permanent infertility. Use of birth control is recommended while taking this medication. Discuss this with your doctor. This medication should not be used during pregnancy. Birth control is recommended for both men and women while using this medication. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may use, including: blood thinners, digoxin, water pills, other anti-cancer medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

This medication may affect your blood. Laboratory tests will be done regularly while taking this medication to guide therapy and monitor for possible side effects.

Missed Dose

Doses may be stopped or held depending on your condition. Discuss the dosing schedule with your doctor. If you miss a dose, do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) as directed away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).