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Dr. John Landi
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Adrucil (Overview)

Adrucil is a topical cancer agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What does fluorouracil cream treat?

What does fluorouracil cream treat?

Sun damage: It is used for precancerous lesions called actinic keratosis. It used for 4-8 weeks. Other prescription creams include solaraze gel, and picato, (ingenol mebutate) which is used only for a few days.

Dr. John Landi
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Adrucil (Overview)

Adrucil is a topical cancer agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Not necessarily: 5 Fluorouracil is an excepted treatment for warts but not necessarily any faster than some other treatments.

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What is fluorouracil?

What is fluorouracil?

Old anti cancer drug: Fluorouracil, also called 5-fluorouracil or 5FU, is a drug that's been used to treat cancer for many decades. It is commonly used to treat colon cancer, but has activity in many other cancers. It's given by injection, and works better if given as a prolonged infusion rather than a bolus injection. Capecitabine is a related drug, taken orally, which is converted into 5FU in the body.

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What is Adrucil (fluorouracil) used for?

What is Adrucil (fluorouracil) used for?

Skin cancer: Adrucil (fluorouracil) is a cream containing chemotherapy drug called 5-FU. It is commonly used for the treatment of precancerous lesions of the sun exposed skin which has developed sun related skin lesions called actinic keratoses..

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What is fluorouracil cream used for?

What is fluorouracil cream used for?

EFUDEX (fluorouracil): Fluorouracil cream is an anti-cancer medication that is applied to skin to prevent growth /development of tumors. It is used to treat pre-cancerous lesions like actinic keratosis as well as basal cell carcinomas & solar keratosis.

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Who should not use Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

Who should not use Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

Adrucil (fluorouracil): "ADRUCIL (fluorouracil) Injection therapy is contraindicated for patients in a poor nutritional state, those with depressed bone marrow function, those with potentially serious infections or those with a known hypersensitivity to ADRUCIL (fluorouracil)." See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=b90e0da7-f702-4f09-9488-74f2bb20e9ac

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What does fluorouracil cream treat?

Sun damage: It is used for precancerous lesions called actinic keratosis. It used for 4-8 weeks. Other prescription creams include solaraze gel, and picato, (ingenol mebutate) which is used only for a few days.

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What side effects are associated with Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

Adrucil (fluorouracil): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/adrucil-side-effects. Html

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What does fluorouracil cream do to your skin?

What does fluorouracil cream do to your skin?

Dividing cells use: Rapidly dividing cells will take up the fluorouracil and incorporate it into their DNA which is defective causing the cell to die. This is used to stop the growth of cancer or atypical cells.

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Can pregnant women use Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

Can pregnant women use Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

Adrucil (fluorouracil): FDA Pregnancy Category X (Should not be used during pregnancy)

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Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Not necessarily: 5 Fluorouracil is an excepted treatment for warts but not necessarily any faster than some other treatments.

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Anyone here given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for gyno patient?

Anyone here given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for gyno patient?

Yes: 5-fu is a type of chemotherapy. It can be given by iv, or in certain cases as a cream that the patient inserts into the vagina with an applicator. I'm not sure why it has been recommended to you, but it has side effects you should understand. Ask your doctor for more information. Good luck!

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Does efudex (fluorouracil) cause cancer?

Does efudex (fluorouracil) cause cancer?

Not likely: Efudex (fluorouracil) is the brand name for topical (cream) 5-fu chemo. It is used to treat certain types of skin cancer. There is no evidence that topical 5-fu such as Efudex (fluorouracil) causes cancer.

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Can efudex (fluorouracil) cause more cancer?

Can efudex (fluorouracil) cause more cancer?

Unlikely: It is a topical agent used to treat pre cancer and superficial cancers that are not melanoma. Risk of any other type of cancer is next to none.

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What is fluorouracil topical cream typically used for?

What is fluorouracil topical cream typically used for?

Efudex (fluorouracil): fluorouracil topical cream / Efudex is a topical used to treat pre-cancerous & cancerous skin growths.

Dr. Isaac Francis
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