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Floxuridine



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
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PubChem 5790
DrugBank APRD00692
Chemical data
Formula C9H11FN2O5 
Mol. mass 246.193 g/mol
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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.

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Pharmacology

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

Meachanism 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 Faulding, which became Mayne Pharma.

Suppliers

In the US the drug is supplied by Mayne Pharma as well as APP and Bedford.

 
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