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What to do if I use fluorouracil cream (cancer drug) to treat a rash. Will I get cancer because of that?

What to do if I use fluorouracil cream (cancer drug) to treat a rash. Will I get cancer because of that?

No: Efudex (fluorouracil) cream is a cutaneous method of applying 5 FU (a chemotherapeutic agent) to cutaneous basal cell and some cutaneous squamous cell Ca's. It is applied daily x 10 followed by an application of A&D ointment to the same area that has become inflamed. In many cases the skin tumor will completely regress. Sometimes a repeat treatment needed. Should not be used for rashes. Does not cause Ca. ...Read more

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Fluorouracil (Definition)

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cancer from using fluorouracil cream?

Is it possible to get cancer from using fluorouracil cream?

Very very unlikely: Fluorouracil is a type of chemotherapy, and it works by interfering with dna reproduction. So yes, there is a very tiny chance that it could cause a mutation that would lead to cancer. However, the cream is used on the skin, and very little should be absorbed. The chance that you would get a cancer from it is miniscule. We give the same drug intravenously and by mouth at much higher doses! ...Read more

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5-fluorouracil to get rid of condylomata accuminata?

5-fluorouracil to get rid of condylomata accuminata?

Possibly: 5-fu is a type of chemotherapy. It has been tried as a treatment for condylomata accuminata (genital warts) by injecting it under the warts. So far, this hasn't worked very well. There is a high recurrence rate. 5-fu gel is also used to treat superficial cancers (like skin cancer). 5-fu given by vein can be used to treat other types of gynecologic cancers. ...Read more

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Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Yes...: 5 FU is great for warts. I use it all the time. It sure better than burning them out. Have to be very persistent on putting it on. ...Read more

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Is fluorouracil successful in erradicating HPV in post HPV treatment?

Is fluorouracil successful in erradicating HPV in post HPV treatment?

Can't anser the ques: 5 fu can be used topicallaly or systenically but I am not awarre of its potential to erradicate thiw virus. ...Read more

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It's okay to use fluorouracil cream on a mole right?

It's okay to use fluorouracil cream on a mole right?

Not recommended: Fluorouracil cream is used to treat malignant and premalignant skin lesions. Fluorouracil cream can cause significant damage to the skin. If you have a mole that is concerning or you desire to have removed, please see your primary physician or surgeon. If a mole needs to be removed, then it needs to be tested to determine if it is a skin cancer. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me fluorouracil cream for warts. Are there any risks?

My doctor gave me fluorouracil cream for warts. Are there any risks?

Not many...: Excessive inflammatory reaction, subsequent persistent white marks or scarring, irritant contact dermatitis, secondary infection, recurrence. ...Read more

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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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Can pregnant women use Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

Can pregnant women use Adrucil (fluorouracil)?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What pre cancers does efudex (fluorouracil) target?

What pre cancers does efudex (fluorouracil) target?

Skin cancer: Efudex (fluorouracil) is used in treatment of actinic keratosis, a precurser of squamous cell skin cancer. It is also used in treatment of superficial basal cell skin cancers. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Anyone here been given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for cancer?

Anyone here been given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for cancer?

5 fluorouracil: 5fu (fluorouracil) is part of many regimens for many type of cancers- like- GI cancer (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectal, anal etc), head and neck, breast, etc. 5-FU is one of the oldest chemotherapy- has been used for more than 50 years to treat cancer. ...Read more

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Anyone here been given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for abnormal pap?

Anyone here been given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for abnormal pap?

Vaginal dysplasia: 5-fu is usually reserved for severe vaginal dysplasia & is a treatment option. It's not usually used on the cervix & rarely used anymore for mild disease. Make sure you ask your doc why it's recommended for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between efudex (fluorouracil) and carac creams?

What's the difference between efudex (fluorouracil) and carac creams?

Same: Both are commercial or trade names for the medication Fluorouracil it is also called adrucil, (fluorouracil) fluorplex. All are the same fomulation. ...Read more

Adrucil (Definition)

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