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What are the risks associated with Flucytosine?

There are risks associated with taking flucytosine. Typical doses may cause high levels of this drug to appear in blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is the clear fluid surrounds the spinal cord. This may lead to serious problems, including:

  • Bone marrow problems
  • Liver problems
  • Enterocolitis, inflammation of the intestines

Studies suggest that this medicine may cause blood problems. This can increase chances of infection, cause bleeding gums and slow healing.


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