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How to apply fluorouracil?

How to apply fluorouracil

  • Before you start this treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside your pack.
  • Use the preparation exactly as your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using Efudix® cream, it is usual to apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area, once or twice daily.
  • If you are using Actikerall® solution, dab a little of the solution on to the affected areas using the brush provided, once daily.
  • Only use fluorouracil on your skin – you must avoid it coming into contact with your eyes and mouth.
  • As you use fluorouracil, the area of skin you are treating will become red, itchy, swollen and sore.

When to stop using fluorouracil? Stop using fluorouracil topical and call your doctor at once if you have: severe pain or swelling of treated skin; severe itching, burning, or irritation; open skin sores; or.

When to stop applying fluorouracil? Stop using fluorouracil topical and call your doctor at once if you have: severe pain or swelling of treated skin; severe itching, burning, or irritation; open skin sores; or shedding of dead skin.

What is fluorouracil topical cream used for? Fluorouracil topical (for the skin) is used to treat scaly overgrowths of skin (actinic or solar keratoses). Fluorouracil topical may also be used in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma.

Is fluorouracil safe? This medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use fluorouracil topical if you are pregnant. You should not use fluorouracil topical if you are allergic to it. To make sure fluorouracil topical is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency.

What is the average recovery time after you stop using Efudex?

What is the average recovery time after you stop using Efudex? The medication is usually applied to the effected area until the point where the old skin comes off or a lesion forms, and it is at around this time that your doctor will ask you to stop using Efudex. After the period of treatment, which usually lasts two to four weeks, you need another one to two months of healing.

When can I stop using Aldara? Aldara should not be used for more than 16 weeks at a time. It usually takes 8-10 weeks for your warts to disappear but warts may clear as early as 4 weeks. If your warts reappear, talk to your doctor. If your skin reacts badly to Aldara, your doctor may recommend that you stop treatment for a few days.

How long does it take for fluorouracil cream to work? This usually takes at least 3 to 6 weeks, but may take as long as 10 to 12 weeks. During the first few weeks of treatment, the skin lesions and surrounding areas will feel irritated and look red, swollen, and scaly. This is a sign that fluorouracil is working.

Is fluorouracil safe? This medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use fluorouracil topical if you are pregnant. You should not use fluorouracil topical if you are allergic to it. To make sure fluorouracil topical is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency.