5-Fluorocytosine acts as an antidiabetic, antifungal and antimicrobial agent. It is useful for the treatment of serious infections arises due to susceptible strains of Candida or Cryptococcus neoformans and chromomycosis. Further, it is employed in studies on TMP biosynthesis.
Soluble in water and hydrochloric acid.
Light Sensitive. Store in a cool place. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Suspected of causing genetic defects.
GHS P Statement
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Obtain special instructions before use.
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : HA6040000