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Dr. Isaac Francis
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Fluorouracil (Overview)

Fluorouracil 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. ...Read more

Dr. Isaac Francis
1,013 doctors shared insights

Fluorouracil (Overview)

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


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Have precancerous spot on my face that would leave a huge scar if removed. Dr prescribed fluorouracil. Spot is very close to eye. Precautions/advice?

Have precancerous spot on my face that would leave a huge scar if removed. Dr prescribed fluorouracil. Spot is very close to eye. Precautions/advice?

See Plastic surgeon: At a young age i would not expect you to have skin cancer but if you do have a suspicious lesion it will likely be small. Ask a plastic surgeon what the pros and cons are for having excisional surgery and they will also be able to tell you what kind of scars to expect. Usually patients get pretty good results in the longterm as plastic surgeons try to minimize scars and scars also fade with time. ...Read more

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I accidentally use fluorouracil on a rash..Will I get cancer?

I accidentally use fluorouracil on a rash..Will I get cancer?

I dont think so: You should be fine. I dont think you will get a cancer because of accidentally using topical 5fu on a rash. ...Read more

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Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hello how does fluorouracil works on viral plantar warts?

Hello how does fluorouracil  works on viral plantar warts?

DNA & RNA synthesis: 5 fu or 5 florouracil an anti cancer antimetabolite drug will interfere with hpv virus , dna & RNA synthesis , there by preventing replication and multiplication of virus , will need 12 to 16 wks of treatment. ...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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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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