Flucytosine is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
Flucytosine is used to treat serious fungal infections of the blood, lungs, heart, central nervous system, and urinary tract.
Flucytosine is sometimes given with another medicine called amphotericin B.
Skin rash, redness, or itching
sore throat and fever
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
yellow eyes or skin
hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
Some of the side effects that can occur with flucytosine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
loss of appetite
nausea or vomiting
Dizziness or lightheadedness