Fluorouracil

 
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Cancer

Fluorouracil injection is prescribed in the palliative management of some types of cancer, including:
- Stomach;
- Rectum;
- Pancrease;
- Colon;
- Breast;

Fluorouracil is an anti-cancer medicine in a form of a cream.

Fluorouracil is prescribed for the topical treatment of multiple actinic or solar keratoses.

Without a Prescription

Fluorouracil is prescribed for the treatment of actinic or solar keratoses.

Fluorouracil is prescribed in the case of patients who are in need of an effective treatment against skin cancer and some other skin disorders which could turn into cancer.

Dosage

Superficial Basal Cell Carcinomas

Use only the 5% strength of Fluorouracil. Twice a day, apply enough cream or solution to cover the affected area. Continue the treatment for at least 3 to 6 weeks.

Actinic or Solar Keratosis

Apply Fluorouracil cream or solution 2 times a day, or Carac cream once a day, in an amount sufficient to cover the affected area.
The usual length of treatment is from 2 to 4 weeks.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Vomiting;
- Stomatitis;
- Nausea;
- Diarrhea;
- Blood Dyscrasias;

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Watering;
- Vomiting;
- Tenderness;
- Swelling;
- Swelling and scaling reactions;
- Stomach pain;
- Stinging;
- Soreness;
- Sensitivity;
- Redness;
- Possibly due to the lack of a specific enzyme;
- Photosensitivity;
- Pain;
- Itching;
- Irritation;
- Inflammation;
- If you develop symptoms of a severe allergic reaction-including;
- Hyperpigmentation;
- Fever;
- Fever or chill;
- Erosion (loss of the upper layer of skin);
- Dryness;
- Discoloration of the skin;
- Diarrhea;
- Chills;
- Burning;
- Bloody diarrhea;
- Allergic contact dermatitis;
- Abdominal pain;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- URF;
- Ulup;
- Triosules;
- Timazin;
- Ribofluor;
- Rhonuracil;
- Queroplex;
- Phtoruracil;
- Phthoruracil;
- Onkofluor;
- Neofluor;
- La-Fu;
- Killit;
- Kecimeton;
- FU;
- Ftoruracil;
- Fluroblastine;
- Fluroblastin(e);
- Fluro Uracil;
- Fluril;
- Fluri;
- Fluracilum;
- Fluracil;
- Fluracedyl;
- Flurablastin;
- Fluorouracil;
- Fluoroplex;
- Fluoroblastin;
- Fluoracilo;
- Fivoflu;
- Fiverocil;
- Efudix;
- Effluderm;
- Carzonal;
- Carac;
- Arumel;
- Adrucil;
- AccuSite;
- 5Fluorouracil;

Contraindications

Fluorouracil is contraindicated:
- In patients with dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency;
- In patients with known hypersensitivity to any of its components;
- In women who are or may become pregnant;

Fluorouracil is contraindicated if the active ingredient can give them a life-threatening reaction:
- Vomiting;
- Fever;
- Chills;
- Bloody diarrhea;
- Abdominal pain;

Fluorouracil is contraindicated for people with a condition called DPD enzyme deficiency should also avoid these products.

Fluorouracil is contraindicated if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Fluorouracil, Carac or similar drugs

Drug Reactions

Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Methotrexate;
Without Prescription (2017)