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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about ANCOBON

What is ANCOBON?

What is ANCOBON?

ANCOBON is the brand name for flucytosine and is available as an oral capsule.

What dosages is ANCOBON available in?

What dosages is ANCOBON available in?

ANCOBON is available as a 250 mg and 500 mg capsule.

What is ANCOBON used for?

What is ANCOBON used for?

ANCOBON is typically used along with amphotericin B to treat serious fungal infections caused by Candida or Cryptococcus.

How does ANCOBON work?

How does ANCOBON work?

ANCOBON is an antifungal. Once it is inside the body, it gets absorbed by the fungus that’s causing the infection. It then interferes with the chemistry of the fungal cells and stops them from reproducing and growing.

How do I take ANCOBON?

How do I take ANCOBON?

ANCOBON is dosed based on your weight. The typical dose is 50 to 150 mg/kg per day. This total amount is usually split up into 4 smaller doses and taken every 6 hours.

Is it safe for me to take ANCOBON?

Is it safe for me to take ANCOBON?

ANCOBON is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

ANCOBON Common Side Effects

ANCOBON Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ANCOBON include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Headache
ANCOBON Serious Side Effects

ANCOBON Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ANCOBON. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Bone marrow damage
  • Heart attack
  • Allergic reactions
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ANCOBON

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ANCOBON

The following medications may interact with ANCOBON:

  • Cytosine arabinoside – It may inactivate the antifungal activity of ANCOBON if taken together
Who makes ANCOBON?

Who makes ANCOBON?

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Is ANCOBON safe in pregnancy?

Is ANCOBON safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ANCOBON will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving ANCOBON, talk to your healthcare provider .


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