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does 5 fu have steroids?

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ramona41
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I have been trying to search on the internet..looking for information and honestly havent been able to dicipher any of it..does anyone know if the 5fu chemo contains steriods? or the oxyplatin? thanks for your help..love you guys..and gals..heh heh peace..ramona

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MJay
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I don't know if 5FU has steroids but I do know that to help combat nausea I was given a steroid called Decadron (sp?) through the IV.

MJay

HowardJ
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Hi Ramona,

I don't believe 5FU or oxaliplatin are steroids--they are different classes of drugs.

Was the number of replies to your weight gain question a new record? 25 replies!
Howard

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kerry
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I was always given a dose of steroids with my 5 FU and Oxaliplatin to help it perform better (or so that is what the onc. nurse said) I don't thing the drugs themselves are steriods!!

Kerry

CAMaura
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Hi Ramona,

I was given Decadron (Dexamethasone - sp) within the IV of my Oxaliplatin/Leucovorin. My 5FU was given as a bolus and then a slow infusion. I was prescribed Decadron- which worked in conjunction with my anti-anusea drug (EMEND). The steroid was used as part of the anti-nausea mix - and was indiccated withint he package insert of the EMEND......so, a long drawn out answer...I did always receive steroids with my 5FU!

Let me know if you have any other questions. I just finished chemo, but would be happy to call my office for you.

Cheers,
Maura

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nanuk
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Dexamethasone:
http://search.drugs.com/xq/cfm/pageID_0/qx/index.

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nanuk
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Fluorouracil-(5fu):

http://search.drugs.com/xq/cfm/pageID_0/qx/index.htm

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2bhealed
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bud,

you're awesome. Research wizard that you are!

peace, emily

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