trifluridine and tipiracil

Definition of trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride

trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride

(try-FLOOR-ih-deen … ty-PEER-uh-sil HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A combination of two drugs used to treat adults with certain types of stomach cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer, or colorectal cancer. It is used in patients whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body and has already been treated with other anticancer drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride stops cells from making DNA, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and may kill them. It is a type of antimetabolite and a type of thymidine phosphorylase inhibitor. Also called Lonsurf.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms