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2020 Sep 09

J Oncol Pharm Pract

Case report on 5-fluorouracil induced cerebrovascular accident.


Karthikeyan K, Babu CM, Shaji S, Ashok AM, Madhu CS
J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2020 Sep 09:1078155220954900.
PMID: 32903144.


5-Fluorouracil is an antineoplastic agent generally used to treat various types of solid tumors. The common adverse drug reaction associated with 5-fluorouracil are myelosuppression, mucositis, diarrhea, and hand-foot syndrome. Neurological side effects such as headache, dizziness, convulsion, encephalopathy, and acute cerebellar syndrome are rare in nature.