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EFUDIX 20G (FLUOROURACIL CREAM)
Efudix 20g (Fluorouracil Cream) (Efudix 20)

Description: Efudix 20g (Fluorouracil Cream) is a topical treatment for several types of skin lesion both pre-malignant (lesions that have not become cancerous) and malignant (lesions that have become cancerous). Efudix 20g (Fluorouracil Cream) is used to treat actinic keratosis (also known as solar keratosis), a pre-malignant skin lesion characterized by thick raised scaly patches of skin caused by too much exposure to the sun.

Composition: Fluorouracil cream

Function:             

The active ingredient fluorouracil is considered an antimetabolites type of medication that destroys cancer cells and cells which may become cancerous. The cream is used in the treatment of a form of skin cancer called superficial basal cell carcinoma.

Dosage: Efudix 20g (Fluorouracil Cream) should only be applied topically as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. Wash and dry your hands and the affected area before applying any of the cream. Spread a thin layer of the medication to the affected skin area with your fingertips and gently massage it in. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream.

Side effects: Efudix 20g (Fluorouracil Cream) (Fluorouracil) may cause unwanted side effects such as:

  • Eye irritation
  • Skin discoloration
  • Photosensitivity
  • Swelling and inflammation of the skin
  • Dry, flaking or peeling skin
  • Irritation, burning or redness at application site

Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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