Medications


Uridine triacetate oral granules

What is this medicine?

URIDINE TRIACETATE (URE i deen trye AS e tate) increases the amount of uridine in your body. Xuriden is used to replace uridine in patients with hereditary orotic aciduria. It is not a cure. Vistogard is used to treat an overdose or reduce the harmful effects of fluorouracil or capecitabine.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the special graduated teaspoon or scale to measure your dose. Household spoons are not accurate. Do not chew this medicine. Mix Xuriden with soft food, milk, or infant formula. Mix Vistogard with soft food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • nausea/vomiting

What may interact with this medicine?

  • digoxin

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. Store Xuriden at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Store Vistogard at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away the unused portion of granules in a packet after measuring the dose. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to uridine triacetate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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