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Efudex Cream is a topical medication to treat pre-cancerous skin growth. Efudex Cream has Fluorouracil and is a anti-metabolite that helps block the growth of abnormal skin cells.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist to learn how to apply the medication. Wash then dry the effected area. After roughly ten minutes use a small amount of the cream on the effected areas to create a thing layer. After applying the medication wash your hands right away.
The effected area can appear unattractive for a few weeks as the treatment begins. Do not cover the effected area unless instructed by your doctor.
Use this medication exactly how it is prescribed, and do not use more medication that required or stop unless instructed by your doctor.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Efudex Cream. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to enzyme deficiency. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Efudex Cream.
Efudex Cream can cause you to be more sensitive to the sun. Limit sun exposure, tanning booths, and heat lamps. Wear protective clothing in the sun and wear sunscreen on unprotected areas to avoid discolorations n your skin. If you are applying sunscreen on any effected areas you should wait at least two hours before applying any protective cream. Avoid other skin products or cosmetics, lotions, or creams unless instructed by your doctor.
Side effects for Efudex Cream are: skin irritation, burning, redness, dryness, pain, swelling, tenderness, scaling, peeling (exfoliation), rash, changes in skin color at the site of application, or other local reactions, eye irritation (e.g., stinging, watering), trouble sleeping, irritability, temporary hair loss, or abnormal taste in the mouth.
More rate but serious side effects can be: stomach or abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat), easy bruising or bleeding, or mouth sores.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Efudex Cream?
A: Use a small amount of cream to cover the effected area. It should roughly be a pea shaped size amount of cream to create a thin layer over the effected area.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if Efudex Cream can be transmitted to the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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