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Uridine Triacetate (Oral route)URE-i-deen trye-AS-e-tate
In the US: Vistogard, Xuriden
Uses of This Medicine
Uridine triacetate is used to treat hereditary orotic aciduria. Hereditary orotic aciduria is a rare metabolic disease that is caused by uridine deficiency. Uridine triacetate is a pyrimidine analog that works by replacing the uridine that cannot be normally produced in patients with hereditary orotic aciduria.
Uridine triacetate is also used as an emergency treatment for patients who had an overdose of the cancer medicines fluorouracil or capecitabine, or who develop certain severe or life-threatening side effects within 4 days of receiving these cancer medicines.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: