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Chemocare.com uses generic names in all descriptions of drugs. Adrucil is the trade name for Fluorouracil. 5-fluorouracil and 5-FU are other names for Fluorouracil. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Adrucil or other names 5-fluorouracil and 5-FU when referring to the generic drug name Fluorouracil.
Drug type: 5-fluorouracil is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. 5-fluorouracil is classified as an "antimetabolite." (For more detail, see "How this drug works" section below).
What this drug is used for:
- Colon and rectal cancer.
- Breast cancer.
- Gastrointestinal cancers including: anal, esphageal, pancreas and gastric (stomach).
- Head and neck cancer
Hepatoma (liver cancer).
- Ovarian cancer.
- Topical use (cream or solution) in basal cell cancer of the skin and actinic keratoses.-see document fluorouracil(cream).