The Full Wiki

More info on Floxuridine

Floxuridine: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Floxuridine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
5-Fluoro-1-[4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-1H-pyrimidine-2,4-dione
Identifiers
CAS number 50-91-9
ATC code none
PubChem 5790
DrugBank APRD00692
Chemical data
Formula C 9H11FN2O5  
Mol. mass 246.192 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status
Routes  ?
 Yes check.svgY(what is this?)  (verify)

Floxuridine is an oncology drug that belongs to the class known as antimetabolites. The drug is most often used in the treatment of colorectal cancer.

Contents

Pharmacology

Floxuridine, an analog of 5-fluorouracil, is a fluorinated pyrimidine.

Mechanism of action

Floxuridine works because it is broken down by the body into its active form, which is the same as a metabolite of 5-Fluorouracil.

History

Floxuridine first gained FDA approval in December 1970 under the brand name FUDR. The drug was initially marketed by Roche, which also did a lot of the initial work on 5-fluorouracil. The National Cancer Institute was an early developer of the drug. Roche sold its FUDR product line in 2001 to F H Faulding, which became Mayne Pharma.

Suppliers

In the US the drug is supplied by APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Hospira, Inc.; and Bedford Laboratories.








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message