Trade name: Lonsurf®
Trifluridine/tipiricil is the generic name for the trade name drug, Lonsurf. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name, Lonsurf, when referring to the generic drug name, trifluridine/tipiricil.
Drug type: Trifluridine/tipiricil is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an antimetabolite/pyrimidine analog; antimetabolite/thymidine phosphorylase inhibitor. (For more detail, see How Trifluridine/tipiricil Works below)
What Trifluridine/tipiricil Is Used For :
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Trifluridine/tipiricil Is Given :
The amount of Trifluridine/tipiricil that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition you have. Your doctor will determine your exact dosage and schedule.