Adrucil (generic: fluorouracil) is a prescription medicine used to treat symptoms of cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, stomach and pancreas in adult patients. Adrucil belongs to a group of drugs called antimetabolites. It slows the growth and division of cancer cells by stopping the cells from making DNA and RNA.
Adrucil comes in an injectable form to be given through a needle placed into a vein (IV) by a healthcare provider in a hospital or other medical facility.
Common side effects of Adrucil include hair loss, headache, weakness, and loss of appetite.