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Can taking Flucytosine affect bone marrow?

Flucytosine affects bone marrow function. Marrow is the spongy, inside part of bones. This can result in a low number of red and white blood cells. There may also be fewer platelets, blood cells that help blood clot. Fewer blood cells can lead to:

  • Anemia
  • Less ability to fight infection
  • Bleeding problems

It’s important to watch bone marrow function if you are taking this drug. Your doctor will give you kidney, liver and blood tests. They’ll also adjust your treatment to reduce risks of side effects.


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