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6-azauracil riboside
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Description

Azauridine is an antiviral drug used to treat viral infections such as herpes simplex, varicella-zoster, and cytomegalovirus. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer. Azauridine works by blocking the action of an enzyme called thymidylate synthase, which is involved in the production of DNA.

Azauridine can cause a range of toxic effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. It can also cause anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and liver toxicity.

Associated brand names: Azur, Azuridine, Azurin, Azurinol, Azurinol-S, Azurinol-X, Azurinol-Z, Azurinol-ZS, Azurinol-ZT, Azurinol-ZV, Azurinol-ZW, Azurinol-ZX, Azurinol-ZY, Azurinol-ZZ.

Synonyms
  • 6-azauridine
  • azauridine
Classifications
  • antimetabolite
  • antineoplastic

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