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      Brand Name: EFUDEX

      Generic Name: Fluorouracil

      Generic for Efudex* (Fluorouracil) is a topical cream used to treat cancerous or precancerous skin conditions such as actinic keratoses and superficial basal cell carcinoma. Fluorouracil belongs to a class of medications known as anti-metabolites. It works by blocking the growth of abnormal skin cells. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Efudex* used for?

    Generic for Efudex* (Fluorouracil) is a topical cream used to treat cancerous or precancerous skin conditions such as actinic keratoses and superficial basal cell carcinoma. Fluorouracil belongs to a class of medications known as anti-metabolites. It works by blocking the growth of abnormal skin cells. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Efudex*?

    The dosage of Generic for Efudex* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Wash your hands before and immediately after applying Generic for Efudex*.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Efudex*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Efudex* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Efudex*?

    Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic for Efudex*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Efudex*?

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Efudex*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Efudex*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Efudex* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Efudex* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Efudex* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Efudex* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Efudex* can cause side effects such as skin burning, irritation, redness, dryness, tenderness, pain, and swelling at the site of application. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are applying Generic for Efudex*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Efudex*?

    Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Efudex* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Efudex*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Efudex*?
    How will Generic for Efudex* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Efudex* be applied?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Efudex* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Efudex* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-07-22
    I have an unused tube with an expiration date of 2007. would I be safe in using on a small skin cancer? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Please don't ever use the expired one, its 100% not safe to use that.
    Reply
    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-01-27
    What is the difference between Efudex 1% and Efudex 5%? The doctor wrote me a prescription of Efudex Cream 30 gm only. Which cream should I choose 1% or 5%? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Efudex 5% is superior than Efudex 1%, though they both are meant for the same purpose, but 1% drug effect is lesser than 5%. So regarding this, I would suggest you to please consult your physician. since he prescribed you either 1% or 5% based on your severity of your disease.
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