GENERIC NAME: URACIL MUSTARD - ORAL (YOUR-uh-sill mustard)
USES: This is an anticancer medication used to treat leukemias, lymphomas and other blood disorders.
HOW TO USE: This medication is taken by mouth as directed. This is usually taken once a week for at least 4 weeks. Do not increase your dose, taken this more often or stop taking this without first consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea or weakness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects include nervousness, irritability, depression and menstrual changes. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: severe vomiting, weight loss, mouth sores, stomach pain, black tarry stools, shortness of breath, jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine), fever, sore throat, cough, skin rash, chills, unusual bleeding or bruising. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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