• Generic Brand Name – Cytorx
  • API: Flucytosine or 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC)
  • Dosage Form: Tablets
  • Strength: 500mg
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Flucytosine Uses:

Flucytosine is indicated only in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of Candida and/or Cryptococcus. The flucytosine tablets should be used in combination with amphotericin-B for the treatment of systemic candidiasis and cryptococcosis because of the emergence of resistance to flucytosine.


The recommended dosages range from 50 to 150 mg/kg daily, depending on the nature of the infection, its site and sensitivity of the causative agent. Daily dosage of Flucytosine must be divided into three or four oral doses.

Side Effects:

The most commonly reported flucytosine side effects may include:
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • psychosis
  • bone marrow suppression

Warnings and Precautions:

  • Use of Flucytosine is restricted in patients with known hypersensitivity to flucytosine or to any of the excipients, in combination with certain antiviral nucleosides such as brivudine, sorivudine and their analogs, and in breastfeeding women.
  • Treatment with Flucytosine 500 mg should be administered after identification of the strain and an assessment with regard to drug flucytosine susceptibility, because of possible primary resistance. It should be managed under regular medical surveillance.
  • Flucytosine must be used with extreme caution in patients with bone marrow depression. Patients may be a bit more prone to depression of bone marrow function in case they have a hematologic disease; are being treated with radiation or drugs that depress bone marrow; or, have a previous history of treatment with such drugs or radiation. Bone marrow toxicity may be irreversible and can lead to death in immunosuppressed patients. Frequent monitoring of hepatic function and of the hematopoietic system is required during therapy.
  • Before treatment with flucytosine is instituted, electrolytes (due to hypokalemia) and hematologic and renal status of the patient need to be determined. Precise monitoring of the patient during treatment is essential.
  • Since the renal impairment can cause progressive accumulation of the medicine, kidney function and blood concentrations should be monitored during therapy. Hematologic status and liver function (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase, alkaline phosphatase and serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) should be determined at frequent intervals during therapy as indicated.
  • Perform blood counts and liver function tests (aspartate aminotransferase [ASAT], alanine aminotransferase [ALAT], alkaline phosphatases) along with regular monitoring, especially at the start of therapy.
  • The 5 flucytosine must not be used during pregnancy and in women of childbearing age without effective contraception, unless absolutely required in case of life‐threatening infections and in the absence of an apt therapeutic alternative.

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Storage: Store Flucytosine below temperature 25°C, excursion permitted between 15°C to 30°C. Protect from light. Keep all the medicines out of reach of children.

Availability in India:

The Indian Pharma helps connect buyers with suppliers who can ship CYTORX at the global level as per the needs of buyer’s. The Indian Pharma provides guarantee of quality and delivery for the CYTORX Tablets.

Buying Procedure:

In order to buy CYTORX (Flucytosine), you can contact us at our Toll-free number 1800 889 1064 or on WhatsApp number +919310090915 or an Email to us at:info@theindianpharma.com along with your Identity Proof, Valid Prescription Letter and Medical Reports.


Flucytosine in combination with medication amphotericin B is well tolerated. It is a good option when used for the treatment of candidiasis and cryptococcosis.


What does Cytorx contain as an active substance?

Cytorx specifically contains the active substance named Flucytosine.

What is Flucytosine?

Flucytosine is an antifungal, anti-Infective agent that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of candidiasis and cryptococcosis.

What kind of antifungal is Flucytosine?

Flucytosine specifically is a Nucleoside analog antifungal.

What does flucytosine treat?

Flucytosine is a medication authorized to manage and treat the systemic and severe candida and cryptococcus infections.

How much does Flucytosine cost?

The flucytosine cost in India may vary depending on the pharmacy you visit. To procure Flucytosine authentically, you can get in touch with us either via TOLL-FREE: 1800 889 1064 or WhatsApp: +918130290915 or Email: info@theindianpharma.com.

Where can I get Flucytosine at the best price?

In order to get the best flucytosine price, always buy this medicinal product from a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Company which is certified by higher authorities like WHO-GDP & ISO 9001:2008.

Can I get Flucytosine even if I am not based in India?

The Indian Pharma helps patients in accessing or importing Flucytosine (Cytorx), not approved in their home country against the legitimate prescription and in conformity with the all local laws and regulations of their home country.

Is Flucytosine available in India?

Flucytosine is a prescription medicine that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed. The Indian Pharma can facilitate the supply of Flucytosine to all locations after fulfilling the legal requirement (if applicable). Please contact either via +91-8130290915 | TOLL-FREE Number: 1800-889-1064 or write us at info@theindianpharma.com to know the best price of flucytosine in India.