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Doctor insights on: Fluorouracil Allergy Definition

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Efudex (fluorouracil) allergy?

Non existent: Efudex cream is an excellent agent for treating superficial malignant lesions of the skin. When applied q evening it results in a marked erythema around the skin, basal cell or squamous cell Ca. This is not an allergy but effector cells moving to the tumor site after Efudex has eliminated the cutaneous suppressor cells. After 10 applications A&D ointment used for an additional 10 applications ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: 5-fu allergy?

What is the definition or description of: 5-fu allergy?

Allergy/side effect: Side effects are known adverse reactions that occur due to the metabolism of the medication or the mechanism of action of the drug that just happens to be undesirable or toxic. Typical allergic reactions (type I hsr) consist of flushing, hives, itching, swelling, respiratory symptoms or GI symptoms. ...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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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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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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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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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

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Any advice? I have been using fluorouracil topical cream for two weeks today, should I stop using it?

Fluorouracil Cream: Fluorouracil is a very powerful medication, even in the form of a cream. It is to be used for a defined period of time. If the physician who prescribed it for you did not tell you how long to use it. You absolutely need to contact the physician to find out how long you are to continue applying the cream. Do not assume that fluorouracil is just a "as needed" type of cream. ...Read more

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I am currently in my 2nd week of using fluorouracil on my face, can I also use triamcinolone at the same time? And when do I know when to stop using t

I am currently in my 2nd week of using fluorouracil on my face, can I also use triamcinolone at the same time? And when do I know when to stop using t

Seee your physician: We usually evaluate our patients after two weeks of flurouracil to decide whether you should continue or interrupt to program for a week or so before restarting. You should see your physician before changing the skin care program. ...Read more

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Is it OK to spot treat with the fluorouracil 5% forAK's and not my whole face at once. I work full-time. Please advise. Just can't see doing my whole face at once

Is it OK to spot treat with the fluorouracil 5% forAK's and not my whole face at once. I work full-time. Please advise. Just can't see doing my whole face at once

Yes and no: Spot treatment will get the obvious ones, but the more comprehensive will get the ones that are too small to see. If you have visible ones, you DO have smaller ones too! ...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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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?

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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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?

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

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

I don't think so: You should be fine. I don't think you will get a cancer because of accidentally using topical 5-FU on a rash. ...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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