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Efudex cream contains Fluorouracil and is a skin medication to treat pre-cancerous growths on the skin. Fluorouracil is known as an anti-metabolitie and works by preventing and blocking cancerous skin growths.
Before applying Efudex cream to your skin clean and dry the effected area. Allow at least 10 minutes before applying the cream. You should use only a small amount of medication to create a thin coating to cover the the effected area. This cream should be applied twice a day to effected areas.
After applying the cream take care to wash your hands thoroughly. Do not cover the effected area with bandages or tight clothing. This medication should be used regularly to ensure proper treatment.
Avoid contact with the eyes, inside the nose, and mouth. If you get the cream in any of these areas rinse with water thoroughly.
Fluorouracil can induce allergic reactions. Consult with your doctor regarding known allergies and disclose any prior medical conditions, current medications, and any supplements you are taking to ensure a safe and effective treatment with Efudex cream.
Your skin can become more sensitive to the sun after using Efudex cream. Make sure to wear protective clothing and apply sun screen to unprotected areas. Allow at least two hours after using Efudex cream before applying any sun screen.
While using Efudex cream make sure you are not using any other skin products, lotions, or special cosmetics without consulting your doctor first.
Common side effects can include:
changes in skin color at the site of application, or other local reactions
eye irritation (e.g., stinging, watering)
temporary hair loss
abnormal taste in the mouth
More serious side effects can also include:
stomach or abdominal pain
signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat)
easy bruising or bleeding
If you experience any side effects while using Efudex cream consult with your doctor on ways manage the side effects. Contact your doctor for more medical treatment if any serious side effects occur.
Q: How should I store Efudex cream?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. The lid should be kept tight when not being used. Do not store this medication in the freezer. Never dispose in wastewater and seek additional help from your local pharmacist for help in disposing of unwanted or expired medications.
Q: Can I use this while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: This should not be used while pregnant as it could effect the unborn child. There is not enough medical data to know if the breast milk can be effected while nursing. Speak with your doctor regarding the risk associated with Efudex cream while breast feeding.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: Apply the missed dosed as soon as you remember. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose take the missed dose then. Avoid double dosing or using more cream than necessary.
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