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What is Efudex Cream used for?
Efudex Cream is a medication that is commonly prescribed as a treatment for basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer worldwide. It may also be used to treat actinic or solar keratosis, a skin condition that may lead to skin cancer.
You can buy Efudex Cream online at My Drug Center. We have the Efudex Cream generic, called Flourouracil Cream, available for purchase as well.
How does Efudex Cream work?
Efudex Cream is a topical medication that contains the active ingredient Flourouracil, which belongs to the group of medicines known as antimetabolites. When applied to the skin, it is used to treat certain skin problems, including cancer or conditions that could become cancerous if not treated. The Fluorouracil dosage in the medication interferes with the growth of abnormal cells, which are eventually destroyed.
Before taking Efudex or the Flourouracil Cream generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Efudex Cream dosage orally once a day. 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.
Make sure you use it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Flourouracil dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Efudex Cream dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
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.
Efudex Cream or the generic 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. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.
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.
Efudex Cream side effects include:
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, trouble sleeping, irritability, temporary hair loss, or abnormal taste in the mouth.
Some serious Efudex Cream side effects include:
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 of Fluorouracil 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 Efudex Cream dosage to use?
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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